Lauren Williams is on course for a $70,000 (around £54,000) jackpot after coming through,gh her first fight at the World Taekwondo Grand Slam event opened in China. The 19-year-old from Gwent beat Croatian rival Doris Pole 2-0 to reach the last eight in the -67kg weight division in Wuxi.
Georgia Davies was happy to end the year with another bronze medal as she finished third in the 100m backstroke at the FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships in China. Davies – who also earned bronze for Wales earlier this year at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games – finished among the medals on the second day of competition in Hangzhou. The European Champion tied for the third place podium position with Minna Atherton of Australia in a time of 56.74 in what was expected to be a hotly contested and close race.
The crown worn by the best student rugby team in Wales will be up for grabs on Wednesday night when Cardiff Met host Cardiff University at the Arms Park. It will be the second time this season the top two college rugby sides in the country have met and will give a clue as to whether the gap is closing. Both are part of the leading student rugby tier – the BUCS Super League – but Cardiff Met sit second in the table, whilst their city rivals are second from bottom.
Geraint Thomas's team-mate Chris Froome is confident Team Sky will still be racing in 2020 - even if it is under a different name. The duo - who are both set to chase Tour de France glory next July - have seen their futures put under a cloud after Sky announced its sponsorship would finish at the end of 2019.
Geraint Thomas' Team Sky future is under a cloud after Sky announced its sponsorship of the team will finish at the end of 2019. Wales' Tour de France champ has only just agreed a new three year deal with the team that was due to run until the end of 2021.
The Dragons are set to appoint “a world class” coach to replace Bernard Jackman, who was officially removed from his post on Monday. A new man is due to be announced as soon as the beginning of next week and I understand talks are already well advanced with Jackman's successor - around 90% done. The appointment will be temporary - from the outset at least - lasting until the end of the current season after which both sides will review the situation.
Tesni Evans could end 2018 with another title in Monte Carlo, consolidating her status as one of the leading squash players in the world. But if it’s fame and fortune she’s after, she’s probably in the wrong game – at least for a while - as she tells Graham Thomas. Tesni Evans laughs and rolls her eyes before confessing that... Read More
Wales No.1 Tesni Evans is through to the semi-finals at... Read More
A late adjustment to the first round draw of the British National Squash Championships in Manchester led to an all-Wales battle between qualifier Emyr Evans and Peter Creed. Evans won three games to reach the main draw for the first time in five attempts and was due to meet Scotland’s Greg Lobban, but when 3 / 4 seed Declan James pulled... Read More
Emyr Evans joined Peter Creed in the first round proper of the Dunlop British National Squash championships in Manchester with a battling victory over Julian Tomlinson. The reward for the 21-year-old Cardiffian is a clash with Scotland’s World Ranked No 33, Greg Lobban in the first round on Thursday, 15 February. It is the first time in five attempts he... Read More
Cardiff-born squash ace Tesni Evans is the highest Welsh World-ranked player of all time. The 25-year-old, now rated 12th best squash player in the World, is aiming high, saying: “I’d love to be World champion one day.” Tesni, who moved from South Wales to Rhyl with her family at the age of 10, powered to the World Championship quarter-finals in Manchester last... Read More
Tesni Evans has caused a major stir at the World Squash Championships this week - and her younger brother Emyr is on the charge in Prague. Tesni, who was born in Cardiff and lives in Rhyl, reached the World women’s quarter-finals before going out in three fiercely contest games against Egypt’s Nour El Tayeb, while Emyr is through to the last... Read More