A BRIGHTON University graduate has won a medal at the Commonwealth Games.

England's Jessica Gordon Brown claimed a silver medal in the women's 59kg weightlifting.

Nigeria's Rafiatu Folashade Lawal won gold in the event.

The 25-year-old triumphed with a new Commonwealth Games record of 200kg from her snatch and clean and jerk lifts.

Gordon Brown, 26, lifted 197kg to finish second ahead of bronze medallist Canadian Tali Darsigny, 24, who won silver in 2018.

Gordon Brown, who was twice crowned national acrobatic gymnastics champion as a youngster, said she found her true calling in her final year at Brighton University.

"I'm so glad that finally after doing three different sports I found the one for me,” she said.

"I think I'm built for it, and I glad I stumbled into it. A happy accident."

The athlete, who was also a budding judoka before going into weightlifting, celebrated winning a medal by performing a somersault at Birmingham's NEC Arena.

"That was sheer euphoria," she said on BBC. "I know I didn't quite land it, it wasn't a perfect backflip, but you know what, it just shows how much I had to put into that last clean and jerk.

"I didn't really know how to celebrate, it just happened."

Northern Ireland's Hannah Crymble finished in sixth.