Brits boom in Brisbane taking medals in Cycling & Athletics – Brits in Action Day 3

2019 World Road Race Champion, Lauren Booth


In a tremendously well fought race, the British ladies produced a well controlled 30.25 km performance today seeing Lauren Booth crowned Road Race World Champion with defending Champion Kiera Byland taking silver in 50:51 and 51:01 respectively.  Irons Nikitina (Russia) took the bronze medal.

“It’s my happy face” tweeted Booth as she shared her winning moment photograph “I did it! Inas Woman’s road race Champion”

“I’ve been training hard and trying to stay focussed said the World Champion,  “I train everyday, just one rest day.”

“These are two very talented British cyclists” commented Tracey McCillen, Chief Executive, UK Sports Association.  “They have both done us proud with a British 1 and 2, we really couldn’t ask for more.  What an incredible international debut Lauren is having.  12 months ago I know it felt like a distant dream to her, but she has stuck at it, worked hard and all that commitment has paid off.

“Congratulations Kiera on all that you have achieved, and of course to Lauren, its been a long road, but a well deserved win!”

Wednesday is a rest day for cycling with the action kicking off again for the British ladies on Thursday

Watch Lauren Booths interview.


Silver medal success came Declan Mannings way as he took to the field in the discus having earned a 3rd place qualifier yesterday.  Determined to improve on his qualification performance, Manning worked hard from yesterdays session to fine tune his performance.

Declan Manning, Silver medallist (discus)

After three throws and the cut to 8 athletes he was lying in 4th place.  With raw determination he then achieved PB’s in each of his last three throws.  A massive PB in his last throw launched him from 4th into second place with a throw of 37.37m.

“Declan is one of the most consistent and hard working athletes I know” said Tracey McCillen, Chief Executive, UK Sports Association.  “No words needed today as the joy and pride on his face says it all.  Declan, what an incredible PB and great silver medal.  Congratulations and best of luck with the prep for your final event at the end of the week.”

Wednesday is a rest day in athletics, with Declan Manning and Sam Fernando competing in the shot and 3000m steeplechase respectively on Thursday.


Play resumes on Wednesday 16th October.


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The Global Games continues in Brisbane until 20th October 2019.