Longines lends its support to outstanding athletes in their quest for excellence at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
June 28, 2022
This year marks an important milestone for Longines, as the brand celebrates its quest for precision spanning 190 years and its contribution to timekeeping at the Commonwealth Games for 60 years and counting. As the Official Partner and Official Timekeeper of the upcoming Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, Longines is proud to partner with three outstanding athletes looking to pursue their own quest for excellence with their dedication, perseverance and elegance – values that resonate perfectly with Longines’ long-term commitment to high-precision timekeeping in the world of sports
Longines’ longstanding contribution to precision in sports timekeeping is entwined with its unwavering commitment to excellence from 1832. This year, the 190th anniversary of Longines coincides with its 60th anniversary of its long-term association with the Commonwealth Games, marking an important milestone in honouring the brand’s timekeeping legacy in the world of sports.
Longines’ partnership with the Commonwealth Games started to flourish toward the mid-20th century, where the Swiss watch brand was originally a partner of the Perth 1962 Commonwealth Games. This close relationship continued to thrive as Longines renewed its partnership for Glasgow 2014 and Gold Coast 2018.
The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games that will take place from July 28 to August 8, 2022 will mark the beginning of the first ever multi-Commonwealth Games partnership between Longines and the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) for the next three editions, reaffirming Longines’ dedicated support for excellence and high performance in various sport disciplines. With its role as the Presenting Partner of Athletics and Gymnastics and Co-Presenting Partner of Table Tennis and Rugby 7's, Longines further forges solid ties with outstanding talents looking to fulfil their potential and leave indelible mark in the history of the Commonwealth Games.
Artistic gymnast (England)
Alice Kinsella began her journey as artistic gymnast at the age of three. Raised in Birmingham, England, she has a lifelong ambition to perform at the highest level in her discipline. She became one of the UK’s most exciting young talents with her impressive past achievements that include her victory in Tokyo in the summer of 2021 and being a three-time medalist at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and the first British woman to ever win European Gold on the Beam apparatus at the European Championships in Szezcein, Poland. This year, she is determined to retain her Commonwealth title at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, alongside the European & World Championship also to come later in the year.
Middle-distance runner (Scotland)
Known as one of the top middle-distance runners in the world, Josh Kerr rose to prominence with his outstanding performances on the tracks in Tokyo last year winning a 1500m bronze medal. He became the European Junior 1500m Champion in 2015 and competed in the US for the University of New Mexico, winning the prestigious NCAA Championships at the same distance. With his athletic record and commitment to excellence, Josh Kerr is motivated to represent Britain and Scotland at the upcoming World Championships in Eugene Oregon and at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Middle-distance runner (Australia)
Peter Bol was born in Sudan and arrived in Australia at the age of ten with his family who fled the civil war, settling in a country that he considers as his adapted homeland where he had his sporting talent first discovered. Known as one of the greatest 800m runners in the world, Peter Bol achieved what many of his fellow competitors can only dream about; his many outstanding achievements include his unparalleled performances on the tracks in Rio and Tokyo and setting his personal best records at an IAAF meet in Stockholm in 2018.