Magnificent Manchester at World Transplant Games

It was a brilliant World Games, Perth were amazing hosts and the GB&NI team topped the medal table with 121 Gold, 96 Silver and 71 Bronze medals, a total of 288 medals, including those won by Juniors and Live Donors.

Our Manchester Adults did brilliantly.

Juliet Lewis won bronzes in the doubles badminton and also doubles pétanque.

David Jones won 3 Silver medals, in the 5km Run Individual and Team and in Squash and a Bronze in Badminton Singles.

Arthur Taylor at his first World Games excelled himself to win Gold in Ten-Pin Bowling and Silver in Lawn Bowls.

Zoë Dixon MBE, in her 10th World Games was delighted with her performances and times too. She came 5th in the 10km Individual Time Trial and 6th in the 30km Road Race in a very competitive age category and a challenging course for the Cycling. She had to withdraw her team for the Ladies Team Time Trial, where we likely would have medalled, as her cycling partner was not well enough to ride. It was the right decision as no one race is worth risking health and her partner later recovered ok, thankfully.

A fantastic time was had by all and the Manchester Adults would again like to thank Kidneys For Life and the MRIKPA for your wonderful support in helping us to raise awareness of transplantation on the world stage.

Zoë Dixon MBE
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