Anna Hursey got her table tennis singles campaign off to a flying start with a crushing 4-0 defeat of Uganda’s Halima Nambozo. The 11-year-old Cardiff High School sensation was a picture of calm as she stepped up to demolish her 18-year-old rival 11-5, 11-4, 11-5, 11-4. In only conceding 18 points in the match, she made a statement ahead of her second match in Group 9.
Sam Ward broke Welsh hearts as he completed a hat-trick to complete a magnificent English fightback to turn a two goal deficit into a 3-2 win to keep his side on course for a Commonwealth semi-final berth in the men’s hockey. In their first competitive meeting since 2002, England were rattled by Wales early on and conceded two brilliant goals from Luke Hawker and Ben Francis as the men carried on their good work from the game against India. Having seen the women’s side set the tone at the Gold Coast with their 3-2 opening match victory over the Indians, the men have also put in some inspired performances that have carried on the improvements made since earning promotion to the European League top tier last year.
David Phelps turned back the clock to recapture his golden form as he celebrated his 41st birthday in style at the Gold Coast by winning his second Commonwealth Games gold. Twelve years on from his first success in the Melbourne Games, Phelps set a Games record in winning again in the Men’s 50m Prone Rifle as he kept Scotland’s Neil Stirton and England's Kenneth Parr at bay.
The Welsh Rugby Union’s plan for an alcohol-free trial at Wales matches will take place in a section of the Principality Stadium where there are no bars. The Union have announced the experiment of no booze in a designated area will be tried - in a section behind the posts in the oldest part of the stadium - at this year’s autumn internationals against Scotland, Australia, Tonga and South Africa. The move comes after growing dissatisfaction from fans over disturbance and the worsening atmosphere inside the stadium, leading to a Dai Sport campaign for change.
Lauren Price hammered out a 5-0 warning to her rivals in the 75kg women’s boxing class that she is only at the Gold Coast to win one colour medal this time out – the gold. The first Welsh female boxer to win a Commonwealth Games medal in Glasgow four years ago, when she won bronze, she completely outclassed Rady Gramane of Mozambique in their quarter-final clash. That win - she only lost one of the three rounds on one of the five judges’ cards – has set-up a semi-final clash with Canada’s Tammara Thibeault on 13 April, who won a split decision against Cameroonian Clotilde Essiane.
Ben Llewellin just missed out on what would have been a fourth gold medal in one day for Wales at the Commonwealth Games. The 23-year-old shooter had to settle for silver after he was just edged out by Cypriot Georgios Achilleos in the men's skeet.
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