Commonwealth Games: Jake Jarman wins all-around gold, Ondine Achampong takes silver in women's event

2022 Commonwealth Games
Hosts: Birmingham Dates: 28 July to 8 August
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Jake Jarman beat fellow Englishman James Hall to win gold in a tense Commonwealth Games men's all-around gymnastics final in Birmingham.

The 20-year-old led going into the last round and finished with a total of 83.450 points.

Hall, who sustained an ankle injury during the competition, was beaten by 0.550 points.

England's Ondine Achampong won silver in the women's all-around final, which was won by Australia's Georgia Godwin.

Victory brought Commonwealth Games debutant Jarman his second gold medal, having also won the men's team all-around alongside Hall on Friday.

He moved into the lead after four rounds and held on after strong displays on the rings, vault and a superb performance to finish on the high bar.

"I think I got a little emotional," Jarman told BBC One.

"It's quite overwhelming and I couldn't ask for a better competition; and being with James - he's been inspirational. I don't know how he did it."

Hall, who was ahead after two rounds, matches the silver medal he won at the last Games in Australia and now has three individual silver medals and two team golds across two Commonwealth Games.

The 26-year-old injured his ankle while landing on the vault in round four, but was able to complete the event.

Marios Georgiou won bronze for Cyprus while Scotland's Pavel Karnejenko finished fifth, with Jersey's Daniel Lee in sixth.

Achampong takes silver as Kinsella falls

Ondine Achampong holds England flag
Achampong won silver in the 2022 British all-around final

Achampong, who helped England win team gold on Saturday, took the silver medal in a tricky final, with the 18-year-old's fall off the beam her only significant mistake.

She scored 53.000 overall, 0.550 points off Godwin, with Canada's Emma Spence winning bronze.

"I don't know how to describe it," said Achampong "I'm a bit tired but it's really amazing. It was tiring having just done the team event but it's part of a learning experience.

"This is what comes with elite gymnastics, late nights, waking up in the morning and going straightaway."

Achampong, competing in her first senior major tournament, led after rotation one having scored 13.900 on vault but sat behind compatriot Alice Kinsella, who top-scored on uneven bars, after rotation two.

Her 12.500 on beam was her weakest score of the day but an impressive 13.350 on floor capped off a superb performance.

It was a surprising and somewhat disappointing end to the final for top-qualifier Kinsella, whose score took a huge hit when she fell off the beam and also stumbled in her floor routine.

The Olympic bronze medallist, who won gold in the individual beam event in Australia four years ago, scored just 11.000 on the apparatus, cautiously completing the rest of her routine on unsteady legs after her early fall.

She then struggled to work her way through her floor routine, stumbling on one of her landings and leaving the floor visibly upset.

Wales' Poppy-Grace Stickler came fifth and compatriot Jea Maracha was 10th, while Scots Shannon Archer and Cara Kennedy finished eighth and 14th respectively.

The individual final events begin on Monday for both the men and women.

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