The Commonwealth Games podium continues to elude Dorset star Jay Lelliott after he finished eighth in the 200m backstroke final at Birmingham 2022.

Lelliott did well to qualify for a fourth career final at the Games in an event which is not considered his specialty.

And although Lelliott made a good start in the first 50m, keeping pace with the midfield, he gradually lost touch with the pack and finished last of the eight finalists.

England’s Brodie Paul Williams won in a time of 1:56.40, just 0.01s ahead of Australian swimmer Bradley Woodward.

South Africa’s Pieter Coetze took bronze, 0.37s behind Williams.

Lelliott is not scheduled to compete in any of the relay events, meaning his time at the Games has now come to an end.

It comes after the Portland-raised star finished seventh in the 200m butterfly final on Sunday.

Men’s 200m backstroke final result: 1. Brodie Paul Williams (ENG) – 1:56.40; 2. Bradley Woodward (AUS) – 1:56.41; 3. Pieter Coetze (RSA) – 1:56.77; 4. Mitchell Larkin (AUS) – 1:56.91; 5. Luke Greenbank (ENG) – 1:56.98; 6. Josh Edwards-Smith (AUS) – 1:57.50; 7. Craig McNally (SCO) – 1:58.65; 8. Jay Lelliott (ENG) – 2:01.64