Chaz Davies is ready to take his World Superbikes title bid up a notch in this weekend’s first European round in Spain. The Knighton-born rider is full of confidence after winning the last race in Thailand last month.
Leah Wilkinson said Wales were left frustrated after a narrow 1-0 defeat by Malaysia in their final women’s hockey pool game on Wednesday. A second period goal was enough to give the Malaysians victory though Wales had chances to at least level the match.
Philippa Tuttiett and Alisha Butchers have been forced to withdraw from the women’s Commonwealth Games sevens squad due to injury. Tuttiett was set to captain the team on Friday at the Robina Stadium – in what will be the first time women’s sevens has been included in the Games – but a knee ligament issue has ruled her out.
Melissa Courtney admitted she was gobsmacked after striking Commonwealth Games 1500m bronze for Wales. The Poole-born runner finished strongly in the home straight to set a new personal best of four minutes 03.44seconds.
Leah Wilkinson wants her Welsh Women’s hockey team to end their Commonwealth Games pool campaign on a high by beating Malaysia on Wednesday, 11 April. A 2-0 defeat against South Africa has left them struggling to finish in the top two in Pool A, but they could still finish third if they can beat Malaysia. The two teams played out a 0-0 draw in Glasgow four years ago and Wilkinson is hoping for better in the return game. “We were really disappointed with the result against South Africa, although the fact the we’re all so upset shows how far we’ve come as we were facing a team ranked 14th in the world,” said Wilkinson.
If there has been was one swim that topped the league of the unexpected and quirky at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, it was surely Alys Thomas‘s historic 2:05.45 Games-record victory for Wales – in the very event Wales is associated with in Britain, the 200m butterfly. Performance head Martyn Woodroofe was the Olympic silver medallist of 1968, and Jemma Lowe is the British record holder. Polish that perseverance award: it has Thomas’s name on it.
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.
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