POLE vaulter Adam Hague has made a strong bid for selection for the Commonwealth Games.
The Rotherham athlete has hit the Commonwealth standard twice in the last few weeks as the countdown continues to the event in Birmingham, starting on July 28.
Hague cleared 5.45m at Loughborough International and then jumped 5.55m at an event in Manchester as part of a World Athletics tour.
Both have helped his chances of being picked for the England team, which will be announced next week.
“I was representing Team England in Manchester so that looked good for the Games to be fair,” said Adam.
“I have hit form at the right time. I struggled with injury last year but luckily we have sorted some things out and I am fit and healthy again.”
The 24-year-old competed in the last Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast four years ago, finishing just outside the medals in fourth.
“Going to another Commonwealth Games would mean a lot to me,” he added.
“There is also the European Championships and the World Championships this year.
“The Europeans could be realistic for me and while the Worlds might be a bit of a stretch, you never know.”