Commonwealth Games 2022: Jack Laugher and Emily Campbell to lead out Team England

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Hosts: Birmingham Dates: 28 July to eight August
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Diver Jack Laugher and weightlifter Emily Campbell would be the flagbearers for Group England on the Commonwealth Video games opening ceremony in Birmingham.

Laugher has 5 Commonwealth gold medals and one silver, together with an Olympic gold from Rio in 2016.

Campbell grew to become the primary lady to win an Olympic medal in weightlifting for Group GB with silver at Tokyo 2020.

The opening ceremony will happen on Thursday from 20:00 BST and can be reside on BBC One.

Laugher mentioned he needs to “convey it house” for his grandmother, who lived in Dudley, close to Birmingham, her entire life earlier than she handed away a number of months in the past.

“It has been a really emotional time for everyone. Due to Covid I missed her funeral – however she adopted my profession so carefully,” he added.

“After I acquired my MBE from Prince Charles, she was tremendous happy with me and I am certain she would need me to do properly, so I wish to do that for my grandma.”

The occasions will start on Friday with greater than 5,000 athletes representing 72 nations and territories set to compete in 19 sports activities and 280 medal occasions.

That is Campbell’s second Commonwealth Video games after she received a bronze medal on the Gold Coast in 2018, whereas Laugher is that includes at his third Video games having received two golds and a silver medal at Glasgow 2014 and three gold medals in Australia.

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