BARROVIAN athletes have been in fine form this week after sporting success was exhibited at the Commonwealth Games to follow from Georgia Stanway's impressive Euros win.

In the inaugural 3x3 wheelchair basketball format, Tyler Baines competed as part of a four-man squad to bring home the bronze medal for his country.

Baines played alongside two-time Paralympic bronze medallist and current World and European Champion Lee Manning, as well current Diploma in Sporting Excellence athletes Charlie McIntyre and Abderrahim Taghrest.

The athletes came third at the competition, bringing home the bronze medal, after beating Malaysia 21-11.

He said: “Wheelchair basketball has never been at the Commonwealth Games before, and to medal on our first time is unbelievable – a dream come true. We got to 21 points with two seconds left on the clock, and that was our aim, that’s what we wanted to do all tournament, and we did it in our final game.

"A huge congratulations to all athletes and team staff who competed in Birmingham 2022. We’d also like to extend a huge well done to all referees and table officials who worked the 3×3 games, as well as BWB members who volunteered at the Games."

His teammate Lee Manning said: “You can learn a lot from a defeat. I just want to say I’ve got the utmost respect for every single one of [my teammates]. They’ve come out of their shells – the development they’ve shown since the start of the summer is honestly staggering. I’m proud to be part of the team with them.”

Baines is excited to focus on future international competition after signing his first professional contract last year.

Despite describing the contract, playing for Amivel in Spain, as 'the biggest achievement' of his life, Baines said he wants to stay in this country to improve his international chances.

"Next season I'm going to stay in England and play in England. We've got selection for the World Championships at the end of August in Dubai so I'm looking forward to that and seeing if I get selected for that," he explained.

Australia went on to beat Canada to win the gold medal.