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Contrite Adam Peaty fights back to win Commonwealth Games gold after ‘disrespect’ controversy

T.Teammate Joe Fraser nearly matched German’s golden prey, but a slip-up on the high bars denied him a clean sweep.

Despite this, Fraser became the first Briton to win gold on the parallel bars.

After a disappointing 4th-place finish in the all-around and balance beam, Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist Alice Kinsella earned a well-deserved win on the floor to take home the gold medal for the Commonwealth team.

But even though it was a German show, he celebrated his success with humility. “You never know what will happen to you. You can be under just as much pressure in the smaller tournaments as you are in the big tournaments. I’m really honored.

“Find a place to store the medals somewhere in your home. If you have the space, maybe a glass cabinet or something like that.”

With the European Championships in Munich starting in nine days, he has little time to party. “We’re going out tonight to have a good meal and then relax. Downtime is very important.

Jarman first learned gymnastics at the age of 7, spending hours climbing monkey bars at a local playground. With his intricate vaulting routine, he has now become one of the faces of those games and made the reserves at the Tokyo Olympics, where the British men placed him fourth. That team was all English, including Fraser, James Hall and Janie Regini Moran.

The level of difficulty Jarman can reach with the vault is such that he could still win the gold medal even if he made errors on both attempts. He did a backward step on both landings, but the total score was his 14.916. Regini-Moran was right behind him with his 14.633 and the bronze went to James Bacueti of Australia.

Fraser praised the crowd’s support. “I was overjoyed here,” he said. “It made me want to train harder and try harder to perform in front of this crowd. This is my hometown, this is my home crowd.”

Kinsella’s gold made up for the disappointment of missing out on Sunday due to an error in her floor routine on a difficult 2½ twist into a somersault. She completed her routine on the difficult floor with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Princess Charlotte in attendance.

Ondine Achampon won her second silver medal after a strong overall performance.

Peaty completes the set. . .




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