UEL trio selected for Glasgow Commonwealth Games

13:13 25 June 2014

Adam Gemili (left) recieves his individual achievement of the year award from UEL governor and former British Paralympic Association chairman Mike Brace CBE

Adam Gemili (left) recieves his individual achievement of the year award from UEL governor and former British Paralympic Association chairman Mike Brace CBE


Triple joy for east London sports scholars

Three outstanding University of East London sports scholars, Adam Gemili, Bianca Williams and Szandra Szogedi, have been selected to compete in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Olympic semi-finalist Adam Gemili has had a great 2014, so far, winning gold at BUCS (British Universities & College Sports), picking up the individual achievement of the year award at UEL’s sports awards and now being selected to compete in the 100m in Glasgow.

Gemili, a second year sport and exercise science student, burst on to the scene following his record time of 10.05 seconds in the 100m final at the 2012 World Junior Championships, where he secured a gold medal. He recorded a time of 10.06 seconds in the London 2012 Games 100m semi-final, narrowly missing out on a place in the Olympic final.

First-year student Williams, who is also studying sport and exercise science, is competing in the 100m, 200m and the 4x100m relay at the Commonwealth Games.

She won a silver medal representing Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the women’s 4x200m in the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Relay Championships.

In the England Athletics under-23 championships and European trials, Williams won a 100m bronze and 200m silver and in the British Athletics European indoor trials and UK Championships she placed fourth in the 200m.

Third-year journalism student Szogedi, 26, will be competing for Ghana in the -57kg category in judo.

Szogedi, from Hungary, took up judo aged 11 and came to London in 2007. She is a BUCS gold medallist, gained bronze in the Senior Continental Championships, fifth in the Grand Prix and ninth at the University World Games.

Matt Tansley, UEL’s head of high performance, said: “These three UEL sports scholars have put in an incredible amount of work to ensure their place in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. We wish them best of luck and will be loudly and proudly cheering them on.”


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Newham Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Newham Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Newham Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Newham Sports News

Edimilson Fernandes excelled as left wing-back for the Hammers as they pipped Sunderland 1-0 on Saturday

Winston Reid

East Londoners boss always feared fitness of visitors would prove decisive at the Terence McMillan Stadium

Essex Olympian League

We have a pair of tickets to give away for Wednesday’s match


Former Burton Albion captain reflects on spirit of the team and how important Alex Cisak’s save at 1-0 was to the final result

Alex Cisak

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport


Show Job Lists


Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more. Boots is the number one choice when it comes to purchasing daily essentials.

Read more

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

Read more

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now