Commonwealth Games: Guernsey's James McLaughlin targets 2020 medal after sixth place on Gold Coast

James McLaughlin
James McLaughlin improved on his placing at Glasgow 2014 by four places
2018 Commonwealth Games
Venue: Gold Coast, Australia Dates: 4-15 April
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Guernsey's James McLaughlin is aiming for a time trial medal at the 2020 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham after finishing sixth on the Gold Coast.

The 27-year-old's time of 49 mins 54.12 secs was 1:41.08 behind Cameron Meyer's gold-medal winning time for Australia, but his placing was four better than the 10th he achieved in 2014.

"I don't think i could have given much more, I left it all out on the course.

"I wanted to get a medal today, I was close to it," McLaughlin said.

Teammate Seb Tremlett finished 12th, with Guernsey's third rider Jack English in 17th place.

"I haven't raced for a long time," McLaughlin told BBC Radio Guernsey.

"I had an injury last year, I fractured a load of ribs and lost a few months racing, so it was a bit of a difficult preparation.

"I'm still chasing a medal, I was 10th in Glasgow.

"Getting a medal in Birmingham would definitely be a big ambition of mine," he added.

Meanwhile, Guernsey's Karina Jackson finished 17th of the 19 riders in the women's time trial.

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