England finish record-breaking Games on a high with squash and diving golds

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England wrapped up the Birmingham Commonwealth Games with a record-breaking medal haul after adding to their collection on the final day of action.

Here, the PA news agency reflects on Monday’s events as 11 days of competition drew to a successful close.

Squash glory

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games – Day Eleven
Declan James celebrated men’s squash doubles victory with James Willstrop (Mike Egerton/PA)

Declan James and James Willstrop claimed men’s squash doubles gold with an 11-3 7-11 11-9 win over compatriots Daryl Selby and Adrian Waller. The win was especially sweet for James, who suffered a three-inch tear in his quad two months ago and feared he would not make the Games.

Sirieix talent

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games – Day Eleven
Andrea Spendolini Sirieix celebrated winning her second gold of the Games (David Davies/PA)

Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix clinched her second gold of the Games as she partnered Noah Williams in the mixed synchronised 10m platform. The 17-year-old had already won gold in the 10m platform and silver in the synchronised event. The duo triumphed with a score of 333.06 as England team-mates Kyle Kothari and Lois Toulson claimed silver.

Hockey bronze

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games – Day Eleven
England’s men’s hockey team went home with a bronze medal (Martin Rickett/PA)

England concluded a successful hockey competition as the men’s team clinched bronze with a remarkable 6-3 win over South Africa. South Africa twice led in the second quarter, but goals from Rhys Smith, Liam Ansell, Sam Ward and Zach Wallace, as well as a Phil Roper double, produced some reward after semi-final despair against Australia.

Social media moment

Pic of the day

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games – Day Eleven
Liam Pitchford came up just short in the men’s singles table tennis final (Tim Goode/PA)