Thurnscoe pole vaulter Luke Cutts claimed the second Commonwealth Games medal of his career today when he won bronze in Gold Coast, Australia.

The 30-year-old van-fitter edged out his fourth-placed Dearne AC and England team-mate Adam Hague, from Rotherham, to finish third with a season's best of 5.45m. Home man Kurtis Marschall won gold with Canadian Shawn Barber taking the silver medal.

Cutts said: "I'm really happy with my performance. I came out here with some brand new poles not expecting to do that well, but I've now got things I can work on back home. I knew the Canadian could jump 5.92 and the Australian jumped 5.80 a couple of weeks back, so I knew it was going to be a tough competition.

"Preparation coming out wasn't that good. I was working a lot prior to leaving, but I got into training four weeks out and everything is looking good now as we look towards the rest of the season."

It was Cutts' third Commonwealth Games after he missed out on a medal in the 2010 event in Delhi, India then picked up silver in 2014 in Glasgow, losing a gold medal 'jump-off' with England team-mate Steve Lewis. His coach Trevor Fox, who is from Barnsley, is also at the event.