World champion Jake Wightman in the 1500m

World champion Jake Wightman in the 1500m

After Emily Campbell roared to weightlifting glory Wednesday, the A-listers continue to make it to the Commonwealth Games with new world champion Jake Wightman ready to get back on track.

Here the PA News Agency takes a look at what’s in store in Birmingham and reflects on another successful sixth day at the Games.

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Jake Wightman continues his summer triple in Birmingham (Martin Rickett / PA)

New 1500m world champion Jake Wightman continues his quest for a unique summer triple when he takes to the track at Alexander Stadium for his first race. Wightman will represent Scotland as he bids for more gold ahead of the upcoming European Championships.

Meanwhile Adam Gemili runs in the 200m.

Repeat or Revenge

England Vitality Roses v New Zealand - Netball Quad Series - Copper Box Arena

England was sunk by New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup (Steven Paston / PA)

The English netball team will face New Zealand in a potentially crucial group match, with the underdogs almost certain to face Australia in the semi-finals.

Jess Thirlby’s side won gold in the second final four years ago, but lost a world title at home when they were beaten by New Zealanders in the 2019 semi-finals in Liverpool, with their opponents winning the world crown.

Delicious golden?

Commonwealth Games Photocall - Alexander Stadium

Boxer Delicious Orie aims to build his career in the heavyweight division (Jacob King / PA)

English boxer Delicious Orie makes his Games debut in the heavyweight quarterfinals against Nigel Paul of Trinidad.

Orie was born in Moscow to a Nigerian father and Russian mother, but left the country in his childhood after battling racism. After settling in Wolverhampton, Orie obtained a British passport and won a bronze medal at this year’s European Championships.

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Photo of the day

Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 - Day 6

Lauren Evans of Wales skyrocketed in long jump at Alexander Stadium (Martin Rickett / PA)

Emily’s precious moment

Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 - Day 6

Emily Campbell scored victory in women’s weightlifting (Isaac Parkin / PA)

Emily Campbell sought inspiration from four-time Commonwealth Games champion Precious McKenzie as she took victory in the 87kg women’s weightlifting competition on Wednesday.

86-year-old McKenzie watched from the front row as Campbell lifted a grand total of 286kg to set a new personal best and a new Commonwealth record, building on the Olympic silver medal he earned in Tokyo last summer.

Ace Evie

Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 - Day 6

Evie Richards took victory in women’s mountain biking (David Davis / PA)

Evie Richards left a “terrible year” behind to take Commonwealth gold in Wednesday’s mountain bike race.

There was no sign of the back injury or multiple illnesses that have plagued the world champion over the past six months as she rode well in the first of seven laps around Cannock Chase forest to improve on the silver she won at Gold Coast four years ago.

Same success

Sameenah Toussaint won her opening match at the Commonwealth Games (Team England)

Sameenah Toussaint won her opening match at the Commonwealth Games (Team England)

England’s Sameenah Toussaint enjoyed a debut to remember when she overtook Zoe Andrews of Wales with the split decision to book her spot in the women’s featherweight quarter-finals.

19-year-old Northolt, who hid behind heavy bags at her local gym because she was afraid of getting involved, got the approval of four of the five front-row judges after a fiercely contested confrontation.

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