Despite the summer season’s hectic sporting schedule, a bunch of high stars are nonetheless set to descend on Birmingham for this month’s Commonwealth Games.
Here we select 5 athletes from overseas who’re most certainly to trigger a stir as they appear so as to add to their already-impressive listing of sporting achievements.
Jamaica’s eight-time Olympic medallist has indicated her intention to compete within the girls’s 100m in Birmingham, elevating the mouthwatering prospect of going head-to-head together with her compatriot Elaine Thompson-Herah, who pipped her to gold on the 2020 Tokyo Games, and Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith. Fraser-Pryce has but to mark her profession with a person Commonwealth Games gold medal.
The Ugandan captain is anticipated to be one of many stars of the ladies’s netball competitors as her staff look to muscle in on medal rivalry. One of probably the most recognisable feminine athletes in her nation, The 6ft 4ins Proscovia has performed for golf equipment in each Australia and the UK, and presently has a contract with Super League membership Surrey Storm.
The Australian observe biking star soared to 3 gold medals on the Gold Coast however took an enforced break after being identified with thyroid most cancers the next yr. Glaetzer battled again to make the Tokyo Olympic staff – the place he took some warmth for his ways within the keirin finals – and might be one of many main medal contenders as soon as once more in Birmingham.
Perry is likely one of the true superstars of girls’s cricket and is ready to gentle up the inaugural competitors in Birmingham. The all-rounder, who has shrugged off a current again harm, is the primary Australian to symbolize their nation in each a cricket and soccer World Cup, having achieved the latter on the 2011 occasion in Germany.
The Fijian famous person led his nation to unprecedented success with Rugby Sevens gold in each Rio and Tokyo. Named World Sevens participant of the yr in 2019, Tuwai reveals no indicators of fading on the age of 33 and can count on to muscle his nation to extra success in Birmingham.