Ben Pritchard has paid tribute to his Great Britain rival Andy Houghton after beating him to a bronze medal at the second World Rowing Cup regatta in Poland. The Welsh para-rower finished third in Poznan – one place ahead of Houghton in the PR1 single - to continue his rapid rise through the sport. Former triathlete Pritchard, from Swansea, had beaten Houghton to a medal when he took bronze in Italy earlier this month and he repeated the trick in Poland.
Wales and Great Britain discus international James Tomlinson clinched automatic selection for next month's European Under-20 Championships in Sweden at Bedford on Sunday. The Pembrokeshire athlete took gold at the England Athletics Under-20/U-23 Championships and European trials with a throw of 56.93m to retain his title.
Wales were beaten by England in the first game of the 2019 Student Four Nations in Edinburgh on Sunday, thanks to a solid second half from the holders. Wales were 22-10 down at half-time with the game still in the balance, but England came storming out of the traps after the break and quickly sealed the win.
Matt Clowes powered to his ninth win of the year as he defended his JCP Swansea Half Marathon title as Tracy Barlow retained her women's crown. The Cardiff AC runner produced another impressive display on Sunday stopping the clock in 65:49 just over a minute shy of his 64:44 course record from last year.
Rhys Enoch opened with a round of 77 on the European Challenge Tour’s Andalucía Costa del Sol Match Play 9 in Spain and then improved to 72 on his second round - but still couldn’t make the cut a week on from his heroics at the US Open at Pebble Beach. That left him on +7, 12 shots behind the leader after two rounds, Spain’s Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez.
Kirsty Taylor and Kyron Duke are both celebrating new world records in para-athletics. The Welsh pair produced their leading marks at the Bayer Invitational in Leverkusen, Germany. Taylor, 19, set a new world mark in the T44 long jump with a distance of 4.52m after 26-year-old Duke set a new F41 shot put world record of 14.19m.
Dewi Lake insists his Wales team should be proud of their efforts at the World U20 Championships, despite losing to England in the fifth-place play-off. Skipper Lake – who led his team to victory over New Zealand in their previous match – admitted Wakes were well-beaten after England completed a convincing 45-26 win in Rosario, Argentina. But the Ospreys hooker said: “We set ourselves the goal of winning the competition, but what’s done is done.
Former Cardiff City goalkeeper Michael Oakes has returned to Wrexham FC as goalkeeping coach. The former Aston Villa, Wolves and Bluebirds goalkeeper, aged 45, was most recently coaching at Walsall and returns to the club in time for pre-season training with our shot-stoppers Rob Lainton and Christian Dibble. Also joining Wrexham’s backroom... Read More
Cefn Druids star Alec Mudimu managed to keep Mo Salah quiet last night – but it was not enough to give the Welsh Premier League player a winning start at the Africa Cup of Nations. Mudimu – who plays in midfield for the Druids, but is a central defender for... Read More
Matty Dolan has committed to Newport County for another two years. Dolan was out of contract with the Exiles, but has a signed a new two-year deal to stay at Rodney Parade until 2021. He was part of the team who lost the League Two play-off final against Tranmere Rovers and says:... Read More
Ynys Mon women’s manager Karen Williams believes gold and silver secured on home turf can provide a perfect springboard for Anglesey to host the 2025 Island Games. Williams led her team to the final of the women’s football tournament – played at Holyhead on Friday – before they lost 2-1... Read More
Michael Flynn is ecstatic about his newest Newport County player. The Exiles manager has signed Geordie defender Daniel Leadbitter on a two-year contract. "Daniel is a big signing for us,” says Flynn. “It is a big coup for us. “He is extremely fit and quick. We have beaten off competition for Daniel... Read More