Team Wales athletes are celebrating a record-breaking performance at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. The team, made up of around 200 athletes, won 36 medals, including 10 Golds, the best ever return for Wales.
Andy Davies admitted he was gutted when he passed stricken Scottish runner Callum Hawkins in a brutally tough Commonwealth Games marathon today. The Welsh runner passed Hawkins around the 40km mark after the long time leader was laying on the ground having collapsed several times when set for the gold medal.
Caryl Jones and Elinor Kirk both produced gutsy displays to finish the women’s Commonwealth Games marathon that was held in searing heat. The duo finished eighth and 15th respectively in temperatures of around 86 degree (30degC) that took a toll on all the runners despite the early morning start.
Chaz Davies shrugged off a qualifying crash to twice storm through the filed to finish second in the opening World Superbikes race at Aragon. The Knighton-born rider lined-up in 11th spot on the Aragon track for the race which had to be restarted after an early three rider pule-up.
The nation will go all a flutter on Saturday with an estimated £150m set to be gambled on the 171st running of the world’s greatest steeplechase race at Aintree. There will be a global audience of 600 million people joining the 70,000 punters expected at the Merseyside course. Katie Walsh, Bryony Frost and Rachael Blackmore will be bidding to become the first woman to win the race, but there will also be a strong Welsh contingent vying with them for the title.
Lauren Price and Sammy Lee both struck gold on the greatest day in Welsh boxing history at the Commonwealth Games to give Team Wales another golden glow. Price upgraded her bronze medal in Glasgow four years ago to gold at the Gold Coast as she won a split decision against home favourite Caitlin Parker to take the 75kg title. Then, teenage sensation Lee lit up the Oxenford Studios with a magnificent display in the 81kg class.