Joel Makin bowed out of the El Gouna International in Egypt after a battle lasting more than an hour. The Haverfordwest-born player took world No 5 Paul Coll to a tie-break in the opening game of their third round which he led early on.
Alys Thomas added the 100m butterfly title to her 200m gold while Lewis Fraser broke the Welsh 50m butterfly record on a night when the promise of youth and the rewards that come from resilience were all on display as the British Swimming Championships concluded in Glasgow. While 28-year-old Thomas clinched her golden double an eye-opening meet concluded for 16-year-old Matt Richards who was seventh in the 200m freestyle, twice lowering the British Age Group record on the final day.
Tesni Evans fended off a fightback from Hollie Naughton to reach the third round of the El Gouna International in Egypt. The 26-year-old took the first two games 11-9, 11-8 and looked set for a comfortable victory against the unseeded Canadian.
Leandro Bacuna insists Cardiff City have what Aston Villa lacked three years ago – the unity to stay in the Premier League. The Bluebirds midfielder – who could replace Aron Gunnarssson against Liverpool today – was part of the Villa squad that crashed out of the top level in 2016. It was a divided dressing room, he says, full of finger-pointing accusations among players against a chaotic backdrop of four different managers in the same season.
Mark Williams launched a scathing attack on 'pathetic' World Snooker chiefs after they allegedly denied his son access to his dressing room before his first round victory in Sheffield. The 44-year-old saw off England's Martin Gould 10-7 at the Crucible Theatre to begin his bid for a fourth title.
Georgia Davies tried to find some hope in disappointment after she responded to her failure to qualify for the World Championships in South Korea by winning gold in the 50m backstroke at the British Swimming Championships in Glasgow. Davies did not attempt to hide her devastation after she failed to make the selection time in the 100m backstroke on the second night at Tollcross International Swimming Centre.
It’s hard to deny that it’s been an underwhelming season for Bala Town, particularly in the second-half of their campaign where until yesterday they had managed just a single victory in Phase 2. Mike Hayes’ second-half winner coupled with a Chris Venables brace might just be the platform the Lakesiders so desperately need to launch their play-off campaign. Bala have not been the competitive outfit that we’ve come to expect in recent campaigns and this season the club are at real risk of missing out on European qualification for the first time in five seasons – a scenario which could make a significant impact on the club’s budget moving forward.
Dewi Griffiths and Charlotte Arter are among the first names announced for the Brecon Carreg Cardiff Bay Run on Sunday 31st March. The race will host the Welsh 10km Championships and will act as the first fixture in Run 4 Wales’ Healthspan Wales 10K Series. Griffiths will return to the flat... Read More
Dewi Griffiths In Seventh Heaven After Coming Down From The Mountain With Welsh Marathon Legend Steve Jones
Dewi Griffiths made a winning return to the Welsh Cross Country Championships by chalking up a magnificent seventh title just a couple of days after arriving back in Wales from a month's altitude training in America. The Swansea Harrier had won six titles in a row before missing last year's... Read More
Nine Welsh athletes feature in the top three in the just published 51st UK merit rankings for 2018, compiled by the leading track and field statistician Peter Matthews. Discus star Brett Morse and Commonwealth Games 20k walk bronze medallist Bethan Davies head their events as Britain’s best with Davies repeating her... Read More
Johnny Hopkins will get the chance to double up on his Commonwealth dreams when he dons the red vest of Wales once again on Sunday to compete in the Cardiff University / Commonwealth Half Marathon Championships. The 26-year-old Swansea Harrier made his Commonwealth Games debut at Gold Coast earlier in... Read More
Melissa Courtney’s record breaking summer was rewarded with the title of Senior Women’s Track and Field Athlete of the Year at Welsh Athletics’ annual awards ceremony in Cardiff. The Commonwealth Games bronze medalist enjoyed another stellar year as she captured the Welsh 3000 and 5000 metre records and ran for... Read More
Welsh athlete Ieuan Thomas has spoken of his disappointment after missing out on a place in the European Championships 3,000m steeplechase final in Berlin on Tuesday morning. The Cardiff AAC man finished 10th in his heat in a time of 8:40.87, which wasn’t quick enough to give him a fastest... Read More