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England at the
2011 Commonwealth Youth Games
Flag of England.svg
CGF code ENG
CGA Commonwealth Games England
in Isle of Man
Competitors 78[1] in 7 sports
Medals
Ranked 1st
Gold Silver Bronze Total
37 24 16 77

England competed in the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games held in the British Crown Dependency of Isle of Man from 7 to 13 September 2011. England has participated in all the editions of the Commonwealth Youth Games, and was represented by the Commonwealth Games England. Athletes from England won gold medals in six out of seven sports in the Games. The only event in which England did not win any gold was badminton, in which only Malaysia and India claimed top positions on the podiums. English athletes won total 77 medals, including most gold medals (37). The country ranked first in the final medal medal table standings.[2] This was the second time in the history of the Commonwealth Youth Games that England finished at top position in the medal table after the inaugural Games in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Background[edit]

England has participated in the Commonwealth Games since their inception in 1930, held in Hamilton, Ontario. It has participated in all the editions of the Commonwealth Youth Games.[3] These—Commonwealth and Commonwealth Youth Games—are the only two multi-sport events in which England participates as a nation. In other similar events, like Olympics, it take parts in a team called Team GB, which constitutes athletes from the whole of the United Kingdom and British Crown Dependencies.[4][5]

Before the Games, sports director of Commonwealth Games England, Don Parker, prospected the improvement of medal table position of England, comparing with the last revision of the Games in which England succeeded in earning third position in the final medal table, behind India and Australia.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Commonwealth Games England announces youth team for 2011 Games". weareengland.org. Commonwealth Games England. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "CYG11:Gold rush England secure Games top spot". weareengland.org. Commonwealth Games England. 11 September 2011. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Countries – England". thecgf.com. The Commonwealth Games Federation. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Minister urges BOA to change 'erroneous Team GB name'". BBC News. 10 March 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Team GB - Our Greatest Team". olympics.org.uk. British Olympic Association. Retrieved 17 March 2012.