Surpassing Day 3’s total, Team England continued its successes in the Gold Coast, bringing in 15 medals, including five golds.
Nick Miller got England off to a flying start in the early hours of the morning to clinch gold in the men’s hammer throw, setting a national and Games record in the process with his ferocious 80.26m result.
The gymnastics squad were able to deliver once again as Courtney Tulloch and Nile Wilson secured a one-two in the men’s rings, while Georgia-Mae Fenton took a thoroughly deserved victory in the women’s uneven bars after her exquisite routine.
“It's just amazing to be out on that stage doing the sport that I love,” Wilson explained after picking up his third medal at the Gold Coast. “(Courtney’s) a massive inspiration, to be stood next to him pushing his tail is amazing”.
It was another solid day in the water, too, as Siobhan Marie O’Connor claimed gold by a body’s length in the 200m individual medley while Alice Tai was left beaming after her S9 100m silver. In the final medal event of the day, the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay team took another silver courtesy of James Guy’s scintillating leg.
Carrying on from Zoe Smith’s emphatic silver on Saturday and Sarah Davies’ silver earlier in day four, Emily Godley lifted perfectly to de-throne Marie-Eve Beauchemin-Nadeau, who took the award in 2014. Setting an event-best 92kg Snatch, she progressed to gradually out-lift the Canadian, who had emerged as her only competitor for the gold, posting a total of 222kg.
Tom Bosworth opened the floodgates with a second-placed finish in the men’s 20km race walk, setting a national record and personal best.
“With 600m to go, I thought I had a good shout for the gold,” the 28-year-old admitted. “But that’s home crowd advantage; it lifted him and carried him towards the line”.
Tin-Tin Ho edged out a nervy fourth rubber to win her match three games to two, which clinched a 3-1 overall victory for the women’s team in the table tennis, pipping Australia to the bronze medal.
Max Whitlock fell victim to the regulations in the men’s pommel horse final, as he finished equal on points with Northern Irishman Rhys McClenaghan, only to fall to silver on his execution score, while Amber Hill shot her way to silver in the women’s skeet.
"It's really tough competition but they kept me on my toes,” exclaimed Hill. “I'm really happy to come away with a silver”.
In the Anna Mears Velodrome, Emily Kay and Ethan Hayter secured bronze medals in the women’s 10km Scratch and the men’s 40km Points Race to continue Team England’s run in the medals to round up another successful day on the Gold Coast.
On the court, Jamell Anderson proposed to his girlfriend, Georgia Jones, after the men’s basketball team’s success over Cameroon in what was the highlight of Day 4 outside the medals. Judging from her reaction we presume the women’s basketball star said yes!