Steve Jarvis, Matt Cave and Emma Wiltshire among multiple medallists at the event in Malaga
A number of impressive performances by track and field athletes helped the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team to top the medal table with a huge haul at the World Transplant Games in Malaga, Spain.
The GB team secured a total of 332 medals – 152 of those gold – at the multi-sport event which took place from June 25 to July 2, with the athletics team winning 52 gold, 29 silver and 10 bronze medals.
There were 1350 competitors over 15 events at this year’s 21st World Transplant Games. Of the 173 GB athletes, 104 were track and field participants.
Among the stand-out performers were Matt Cave, Edwin Yamoah, Matthew Salkeld and Steve Jarvis – pictured above forming the 4x100m relay team – plus Emma Wiltshire, Melissa Fehr and Jeremy Clifton.
Jarvis, competing in the 40-49 age-group, won a total of six gold medals over the two days of track and field competition, breaking three world records in the 100m (11.49), 200m (24.45) and high jump.
Yamoah won three golds in the 100m, long jump and 4x100m relay, while Cave secured six golds and one silver and Salkeld won four golds and a silver.
Wiltshire’s four gold medals were won in the 100m, 200m (pictured below), 4x100m and 4x400m, and her silvers in the long jump and high jump.
Fehr, also pictured below, secured six gold medals and one bronze over 5000m, 1500m, 800m, 400m, 200m and 4x400m.
Clifton claimed three gold medals in the shot put, long jump and discus.
The World Transplant Games looks to demonstrate the benefits of successful organ transplantation, while working to increase public awareness of its success and thereby increase organ donation rates, as well as promote the full rehabilitation and wellbeing of participants.
The next edition of the global event will be held in Newcastle in 2019, while the Westfield Health British Transplant Games 2017 will be held in North Lanarkshire from July 27-30.
Athletics results currently available can be found here.