Birmingham 2022 has seen athletes from across the Commonwealth deliver extraordinary performances.

But nothing delights fans like seeing local stars do well and here we pick out some of Birmingham 2022's hometown heroes.

Myles Hesson

Birmingham-born Myles Hesson delivered the Hollywood ending as his two-point shot in overtime earned England Commonwealth gold in the men’s 3×3 basketball.

Next to the fruit and vegetable markets of Smithfield where he was brought as a child by his grandparents, Hesson came through in the clutch to give England a 17-16 victory over their more illustrious opponents.

“It’s incredible,” Hesson said. “I’m trying to figure out the words. In my wildest dreams, making the winning shot in Birmingham for Commonwealth gold, it’s a joke.

“I’ve played basketball in every corner of Birmingham. This (Smithfield) is where I catch the bus to get into town, to get out of town. I would go to the markets with my grandparents. I’m from Birmingham, I am Birmingham.”

Alice Kinsella

It was a spectacular Games for England's gymnasts, who won 10 golds and 16 Artistic Gymnastics medals in total, with two going to Sutton Coldfield's Alice Kinsella.

The 21-year-old starred in the women's all-around team gold win before a fall on the beam cost her an individual all-around medal.

But she bounced back in style to win gold in floor exercise.

"I’m feeling more confident and it has all paid off," she said. "The all-around final wasn’t my day, but it made me more motivated. My goal was to come away with more medals but I’ll put the bad things behind me and focus on this gold medal."

Joe Fraser

Birmingham-born Fraser enjoyed a stunning Games in front of his home crowd, taking three Gymnastics medals.

The 23-year-old competed with a fractured foot in helping England to team all-around gold before going on to win the pommel horse and parallel bars competitions.

Fraser expressed pride at his performances in front of his home-city crowd, after a torrid build-up which saw him hospitalised with a ruptured appendix.

“My belief to get to the Games was always huge,” insisted Fraser. “I truly believed I could do it.

“There were moments I thought I’d be doing less than I hoped, but I’ve managed to do four events in a major competition two weeks after fracturing my foot, which I don’t think many people would be able to do. I’m proud of myself and everyone who helped me get it.”

Daniel Powell

Daniel Powell claimed a gold medal for England on the second day of the Commonwealth Games Judo competition at Coventry Arena.

Powell, from Walsall, took a golden score win over Gambia’s Faye Njie to claim the -73kg title.

"It feels amazing," Powell said. "Definitely feels good to win it in Birmingham as it’s my home town, makes it more special. It’s been the best crowd that I’ve ever fought in front of.

"I think they might’ve known I was local!"

Lewis Williams and Delicious Orie

Leamington's Lewis Williams and Delicious Orie, from Wolverhampton, enjoyed double gold on the final day of the boxing programme at the NEC.

Heavyweight Williams scored a unanimous points win over Ato Plodzicki-Faoagali of Samoa to win England's first gold in the ring.

And Orie, originally from Russia before settling in the West Midlands at the age of seven, then closed out the session with victory in the super heavyweight division with a unanimous points decision of his own against India's Sagar Sagar.

“I am so proud to be English and representing England, and I can’t wait for the Olympics in Paris,” said Orie.