WEIGHLIFTER Alex Collier revealed his battle against injury after failing to win a Commonwealth Games medal.
The 23-year-old, who is based at the Triple X Performance Centre in Stalybridge, finished 10th in the 85kg category in the event on Australia’s Gold Coast.
Collier had been hoping for a top six finish and before leaving said he had an outside chance of a medal.
Posting a message on Instagram, Collier reflected on his Aussie adventure and vowed to make the England team for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Collier wrote: “I’m happy considering my situation. I’ve been battling knee injuries for the last few months which left me not able to do squats for three months.
“Today they got the better of me, but I wasn’t going down without a fight. I wasn’t near PBs, but I did the best I could on the day.
“I am ranked 10th in the Commonwealth while injured. I’ll take that all day, but I enjoyed every second of it and apparently the crowd enjoyed me, too. Worth the pain.
“Thanks so much for everyone’s love and support. It means so much to me. I’ll be back fitter and stronger. I’ll see you in four years in Birmingham.”