Sprinter Harry Aikines-Aryeetey during the Team GB Kitting Out session at the NEC, Birmingham.

Double gold rounds off superb Games for Stellar athletes

There were two more gold medals for Stellar athletes as the Commonwealth Games came to a close in Australia.

Harry Aikines-Aryeetey took gold with Team England in the Men’s 4x100m relay and Levern Spencer wrote herself into the history books by becoming the first ever Commonwealth champion from Saint Lucia.

Levern, 33, won high jump gold with 1.95 metres, a personal triumph after being beaten into bronze medal position in the last two Games.

“It’s a really good feeling and I am happy I’m the one making history for my country,” Levern said. “I was determined to work hard this time to win gold and my results today were good enough.”

In a thrilling relay race, meanwhile, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey crossed the finish line with the final baton, holding off South Africa’s 100m champion Akani Simbine.

He said: “”I ran like a rabbit. I stayed focused and aimed for the line.”

This has been a great Commonwealth Games for Stellar athletes with Michelle-Lee Ahye becoming Trinidad and Tobago’s first Women’s 100m winner and Australian Brandon Starc taking gold on home turf in the men’s high jump.

Elsewhere there were medals for Eliza McCartney, who took silver in the pole vault, and bronze medals for Niamh Emerson (heptathlon), Shara Proctor (long jump) and Melissa Courtney (1500m).

Stellar Athletics’ UK operations director Jennifer Stoute said: “Stellar represents the cream of athletics talent and it is great to see so many of our clients taste success at the Games. All our athletes work so hard at their chosen sports and we are so proud of all of them.”