Commonwealth silver for Kent’s Bosworth
Commonwealth silver for Kent’s Bosworth

Kent speed walker Tom Bosworth just won a silver medal at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Representing Team England, Bosworthfrom Tonbridge, is a co-captain of Team England. He competed in the 20km race walk and just lost out to Australia’s Dane Bird-Smith.

He set a British record of one hour 19 minutes 34 seconds.

Bosworth took to Instagram to post a beaming photo with the English flag wrapped around him. He captioned the photo: ‘Today! Career defining moments! Silver Medal 🥈 ✅ National Record ✅ #TomWalksFast ✅’

He said: ‘There was a lot of emotion on that last lap. I wanted a medal badly.’

He also thanked his fiancé in a tweet: ‘Proud. So, so proud.’

The medal placing comes about after Bosworth was disqualified at the London 2017 World Championships last year.

In that same year, he also smashed the world record for the one mile race at the Anniversary Games.