University alumnus wins silver medal in Commonwealth Games

Posted by ap507 at Jul 25, 2014 10:50 AM |
William Sharman competed for Team England in the 110m hurdles on Tuesday 29 July
University alumnus wins silver medal in Commonwealth Games

Source: Wikipedia; Sharman at the 2010 Josef Odložil Memorial in Prague

An alumnus of the University, William Sharman, who graduated with a BA in Economics in 2006, competed in the Commonwealth Games for Team England in the 110m hurdles on Tuesday 29 July and received a silver medal.

William is the fifth fastest British 110m hurdler in British history and in 2010 won his first silver medal at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

William narrowly missed out on the gold medal, losing out to Jamaica’s Andrew Riley who beat him in the sprint for the line.

William has had an exciting career so far - including being coached by John Anderson, the referee on the popular 90s TV show Gladiators.

  • More information about William Sharman can be found in an article by the Guardian here.
  • Read an account by William of his silver medal win in the 60m hurdles at the British Universities Sports Association indoor champions meeting, held in Cardiff, while he was a first year student at the University here.
  • Read about William's gold medal win at the British Universities Sports Association's British Universities Outdoor Athletics Championships while in his third year, beating his previous score, here.