Commonwealth Games 2022: Birmingham’s best pictures

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Our photographer, Tom Jenkins, looks back on the past 12 days in Birmingham and selects his favourite images

After almost two weeks in Birmingham covering all aspects of the Commonwealth Games, here our some of my favourite snaps. They include a lone marathon runner making her way past murals of the Peaky Blinders TV characters, the scene at Smithfields where beach volleyball was played at sunset, an epic win for England’s women’s hockey team, Adam Peaty’s crazed reaction in the pool 24 hours after suffering his first defeat in years, twisting divers, jubilating Ugandans, knackered heptathletes and the sting of being punched square in the face.

Mokulubete Makatisi of Lesotho is ignored by pedestrians as she runs past Peaky Blinders artwork near New Street station.

Continue reading… August 9, 2022 at 03:02PM Tom Jenkins

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