Luke Pollard and Dave Ellis competing earlier in the year. 

Athletics

RAF guide wins gold medal at 2022 Commonwealth Games

Senior Aircraftman Luke Pollard guided Dave Ellis to the paratriathlon win in Birmingham.

Luke Pollard and Dave Ellis competing earlier in the year. 

RAF triathlon guide Senior Aircraftman Luke Pollard has won a gold medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

He guided Dave Ellis to victory in Sutton Park this morning.

The pair were considered heavy favourites to win the race - they were ranked number one in the world going into the Games.

The pair were left disappointed with their performance at the Tokyo Paralympics when a broken bike chain resulted in them pulling out of the race.

That setback inspired them further to get the gold in Birmingham.

"The Commonwealth Games, especially a home one, is going to be exciting," said SAC Pollard when speaking to Forces News prior to the Games.

"We were pretty disappointed in Tokyo."