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Commonwealth Games: Adam Gemili pulls out of 100m final while Courtney Tulloch and James Hall strike again

By Craig Tucker

Adam Gemili's bid for Commonwealth Games glory has been ended by injury - but the medals keep rolling in for two Kent gymnasts.

Dartford sprinter Gemili announced on Twitter he has pulled out of the 100m final on doctors' advice after picking up an injury in his semi-final.

In a statement, he said: "I'm hugely gutted to announce that I have had to withdraw from the 100m final due to an injury sustained during the semi-final yesterday.

Adam Gemili has withdrawn from the 100m final Picture: Andy Payton
Adam Gemili has withdrawn from the 100m final Picture: Andy Payton

"I am so proud to represent Team England and it's devastating not to have the chance to compete tonight but the doctors have said I am unable to take part.

"I want to thank everyone for their kind messages of support and love.

"I look forward to cheering on the rest of the team and getting back to competing shortly."

But it's been a Commonwealth Games to remember for Pegasus gymnasts Courtney Tulloch and James Hall who have completed their campaign with more medals

Tulloch took silver in the men's vault final this morning with a score of 14.666 points, just behind Australian Christopher Remkes, who secured gold with 14.799.

Hall also won silver on the high bar, finishing runner-up to England team-mate Nile Wilson.

Tulloch finishes with two golds and a silver while Hall brings home a gold and two silvers.

Pegasus coach Ionut Trandaburu, who is also the England team captain, said: "I'm a very proud coach at this moment.

Pegasus gymnast Courtney Tulloch with coach Ionut Trandaburu after rings gold
Pegasus gymnast Courtney Tulloch with coach Ionut Trandaburu after rings gold

"It's been a fantastic experience for the boys and myself and I am so glad after 16 years of hard work we are getting the results.

"I am happy to be part of the journey wherever the journey will take us.

"We used to concentrate on the destination but now we focus on the journey ahead of us."

Elsewhere, Owen Boxall, who lives in Dartford, won bronze in the 105kg weightlifting.

He said: "I’m ecstatic, I’m really happy. My strength is snatch usually and that didn’t go so well for me and I went a bit soft which wasn’t great.

"I work as a club supervisor at an academy in Dartford who have been really supportive.

"They have given me time off to train for this which has been fantastic.

"I’ve got to aim for gold the next time at Birmingham now in four years."

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