Street’s Brodie Williams has finished Birmingham 2022 as a double Commonwealth Games champion

By Emma Dance

4th Aug 2022 | Local Sport

Street's Brodie Williams finished Birmingham 2022 as a double Commonwealth Games champion after helping Team England to a sensational victory in the men's 4x100m medley relay on Wednesday.

Fresh from winning his first senior international title on Tuesday, the 200m backstroke gold, former Crispin School pupil Williams got England off to a flying start in the backstroke leg and handed over to James Wilby for the breaststroke with a slight lead.

Strong swims from Wilby and James Guy, on the butterfly leg, gave Tom Dean a half-second lead going into the freestyle but Australian Kyle Chalmers – who had pipped the England swimmer to gold in the individual 100m – managed to draw level with 20m remaining.

Dean was determined to finish on a high, though, and dug deep to hold his rival at bay, touching the wall first by eight-hundredths of a second to huge cheers from the home crowd.

"I knew I had a task leading off for these boys but I'm glad I could do the job well and I'm happy to come away with the gold," said Williams, who trains with Guy and Dean in the British Swimming Performance Centre squad based at the University of Bath.

The trio are coached by David McNulty, whose swimmers finished the Games with a remarkable 25 medals between them. Williams claimed three of them, his third being silver in the 100m backstroke on Saturday.


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