World Champion Jake Wightman at 1500m

After Emily Campbell roared into weightlifting on Wednesday, the A-listers keep coming at the Commonwealth Games with newly crowned world champion Jake Wightman set to return to the track.

Here, PA News Agency takes a look at what’s in store in Birmingham, and reflects on another successful day six at the Games.

Wight Hot

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Jake Wightman continues his summer treble bid in Birmingham (Martin Rickett/PA)

New world 1500m champion Jake Wightman continues his quest for a unique summer treble when he takes to the track at Alexander Stadium for his first race. Wightman will represent Scotland as he bids for more gold ahead of the upcoming European Championships.

Meanwhile, Adam Gemili runs the 200m.

Repeat or revenge

England Vitality Roses v New Zealand - Netball Quad Series - Copper Box Arena

England were sunk by New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup (Steven Paston/PA)

England’s netball team face New Zealand in a potentially decisive group stage, with the losers all but certain to face Australia in the semi-finals.

Jess Thirlby’s side famously took gold at the last second four years ago but missed out on a home world title when they were beaten by the New Zealanders in the semi-final in Liverpool in 2019, their opponents going on to win the world crown.

Golden Delicious?

Commonwealth Games Photo Call – Alexander Stadium

Boxer Delicious Orie aims to build his career in the super heavyweight division (Jacob King/PA)

English boxer Delicious Orie makes his Games debut in the super heavyweight quarter-final against Nigel Paul of Trinidad.

Orie was born in Moscow to a Nigerian father and a Russian mother, but left the country in childhood after fighting racism. After settling in Wolverhampton, Orie obtained a British passport and won a bronze medal at that year’s European Championships.

Moments in social media

Today’s picture

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games - Day Six

Wales’ Lauren Evans soared in the long jump at Alexander Stadium (Martin Rickett/PA)

Emily’s precious moment

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games - Day Six

Emily Campbell claimed victory in women’s weightlifting (Isaac Parkin/PA)

Emily Campbell sought inspiration from four-time Commonwealth Games champion Precious McKenzie as she eased to victory in the women’s +87kg weightlifting competition on Wednesday.

The 86-year-old McKenzie watched from the front row as Campbell collected the 286kg lift to set a new personal best as well as a new Commonwealth record, based on the Olympic silver medal she had earned in Tokyo last summer.

Ace Evie

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games - Day Six

Evie Richards rode to victory in the women’s mountain bike (David Davies/PA)

Evie Richards put an “awful year” behind her to storm to Commonwealth gold in Wednesday’s mountain bike race.

There was no sign of the back injury or multiple ailments that have plagued the world champion for the past six months as she rode clear on the first of seven laps around the Cannock Chase forest to improve on the silver she took in the Gold Coast four years ago.

Sameenah success

Sameenah Toussaint won her opening match at the Commonwealth Games (Team England)

Sameenah Toussaint won her opening match at the Commonwealth Games (Team England)

England’s Sameenah Toussaint enjoyed a debut to remember as she edged past Wales’ Zoe Andrews via split decision to book her place in the women’s featherweight quarter-finals.

The Northolt 19-year-old, who used to hide behind the heavy bags in her local gym because she was afraid of getting involved, got the nod from four of the five ringside judges after a hotly contested clash.

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