The Longines 2022 Commonwealth Games athlete Alice Kinsella celebrates stunning victory as part of Team England in the women's Artistic Gymnastics
The Swiss watch brand is proud to celebrate the stunning victory of its Longines 2022 Commonwealth Games Team member, Alice Kinsella who won gold in the women’s Artistic Gymnastics as part of Team England yesterday. A native of Birmingham, the 21-year-old gymnast demonstrated absolute elegance and consistency and conquered gold with her team members on home soil. One of the competition highlights at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games yesterday has to be the victory of Alice Kinsella, the Longines 2022 Commonwealth Games Team member in the women's Artistic Gymnastics. Competing at the Games in her hometown, Alice Kinsella already distinguished herself with her stellar performances on day two of the competitions and brought home a gold medal as part of Team England. With its longstanding support to international artistic and rhythmic gymnastics competitions, Longines will forge stronger bonds with world-class athletes like Alice Kinsella by supporting them in their pursuit of excellence at Birmingham 2022. 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.
Josh Kerr’s 2022 season got off to a brilliant start. The British middle-distance runner, who was born in Edinburgh, set a new British and European indoor mile record in February in Boston. But the accomplishment was even more impressive: With his time of 3:48.87, he not only broke the European mile record, set in 1983, he also set a British 1500m record en route to the finish line. Longines is delighted to announce that this talented runner is part of its Longines 2022 Commonwealth Games Team and looks forward to timing every breathtaking step in Birmingham. At home on the Commonwealth Games stage Josh Kerr has been distinguishing himself on middle-distance tracks since 2015, when he won gold at the European Junior Championships and he has moved from strength to strength, capturing a bronze medal in Tokyo in the summer of 2021 in a field that included the world’s best runners. While best known for his successes in 1500 metre and one-mile events, the Edinburgh native also competes at the 800-metre, 3000-metre and 5000 metre distances. Although Josh now trains in Seattle, Washington (USA), he is looking forward to representing Great Britain and Scotland at the World Championships and the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. New records in Birmingham ? 2022 has already been a memorable year for Josh Kerr. Setting a European and a national record at two different distances in the same event is a remarkable feat. When he steps onto the track at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, the world is sure to take notice of this superb runner who continues to demonstrate that he is at the peak of his powers. Longines’ timekeepers will be keeping one eye on the track and another on the record book. Josh Kerr is celebrated not only for his athletic prowess but also for his mental strength and discipline, a combination that ensures that he is prepared for each challenge he faces when he takes his place at the starting line. Josh Kerr: “Proud to be a member of the Longines family” Josh is pleased to be part of the Longines 2022 Commonwealth Games Team. He says, “Longines is associated with excellence in timing and I am proud and excited to become the newest member of the Longines family.” The feeling is mutual! As the Official Partner and Official Timekeeper of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, Longines will continue to support talented athletes like Josh, who create great moments in sporting history and raise the excitement level each time they compete.