16 Apr Congratulations Jade!
What a Commonwealth Games Jade Jones-Hall has had. A huge congratulations to Jade from all at Benchmark Talent for winning gold in the para-triathlon, bronze in the T54 marathon and being chosen as the flag bearer for the closing ceremony.
More detail below and at Team England website here
Team England have named para-athlete and para-triathlete Jade Jones-Hall as their closing ceremony flagbearer for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Jade, 22 from Middlesbrough, completed a stunning achievement this morning, winning medals in two separate sports. She claimed bronze in the T54 marathon just one week after becoming England’s first ever female para-triathlon Commonwealth Champion.
She will carry the flag to close out Team England’s most successful ever performance in Australia with 45 gold 45 silver and 46 bronze medals won.
Tonight’s closing ceremony also sees the start of the countdown to Team England’s home Games in Birmingham in 2022.
On being nominated as closing ceremony flagbearer Jade Jones-Hall, said: “I didn’t expect to receive this honour but I am really looking forward to representing our team at the ceremony.
“It hasn’t been easy turning things around after the triathlon, it has taken time to recover for the marathon. But I am delighted to win two medals in two sports; the hard work has paid off.
“I have enjoyed how the Games have been completely integrated between para and non para sport, it is something I have been pushing for. I love how it isn’t about the disability but it is about the sport and for me, that’s is what it is all about. We started at 6am this morning but the streets were lined with people so that is really encouraging.