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Natalie Powell's Hopes Of Fourth Straight European Medal Dashed

Wales' top judoka Natalie Powell had to settle for seventh place at the European Games in Minsk as she missed out on a  fourth straight medal. The 28-year-old won her second round contest in the -78kg category against Russia's  Russia's Antonina Shmeleva having been handed a first round bye.

Evan Hoyt's Wimbledon Dream Now Rests With Doubles Wild Card

Evan Hoyt’s dream of playing in the men’s singles at Wimbledon this year is over. Wales’ number one lost in straight sets to Brazil’s Rogerio Dutra Silva in the opening round of qualifying at Roehampton. But it was a desperately close battle which went against 24-year-old Hoyt as he lost 7-6, 7-6 to the world No.223 – a ranking almost 200 places above the Llanelli-born player.

Patrick Powers In To Win Llantrisant Open Squash Title

Welsh Golfers Taking To The Open Road Dreaming Of The Claret Jug

The road to winning the most cherished title in world golf starts today as 13 courses around the UK and Ireland host more than 1,400 wannabee Open champions as Regional Qualifying for the 148th Open at Royal Portrush begins. The players are all competing for a spot in the Final Qualifying rounds before the main event starts on 14-21 July. There are 41 Welsh players in action, all dreaming of staying on course for a ticket to Portrush.

Jason Pritchard To Make Nicky Grist Stages Debut

Builth Wells champion rally driver Jason Pritchard will contest his home forestry event, the Nicky Grist Stages, for the first time on Saturday 13 July in his North Road Garage-backed Ford Escort RS1800. Having won the MSA British Historic Rally Championship title for a record three times in a row (2015, ’16 and ’17), this will be the first time that Pritchard has competed against the Historic crews in the Jordan Road Surfacing BTRDA Rally Series. So competitive is the Historic section this year that class leader George Lepley (Hillman Avenger) is also lying third in the overall BTRDA Series drivers’ points table! Co-driven by Phil Clarke, Pritchard is contesting the Nicky Grist Stages as part of his on-going preparations for another attempt at this winter’s Roger Albert Clark Rally. He’s done that event twice before, and after a broken half-shaft ruined a one minute lead, the talented 31-year old driver is aiming to win the November classic for the first time this year.

Magnificent Seven Take South Wales Warriors Closer To West Title

Ben Pritchard Admits He'd Have Sunk Rowing . . . If Not For The Rival He's Now Beating

Ben Pritchard has paid tribute to his Great Britain rival Andy Houghton after beating him to a bronze medal at the second World Rowing Cup regatta in Poland. The Welsh para-rower finished third in Poznan – one place ahead of Houghton in the PR1 single - to continue his rapid rise through the sport. Former triathlete Pritchard, from Swansea, had beaten Houghton to a medal when he took bronze in Italy earlier this month and he repeated the trick in Poland.

James Books His Ticket To Euros After Striking Gold In Bedford

Wales and Great Britain discus international James Tomlinson clinched automatic selection for next month's European Under-20 Championships in Sweden at Bedford on Sunday. The Pembrokeshire athlete took gold at the England Athletics Under-20/U-23 Championships and European trials with a throw of 56.93m to retain his title.

Wales Students Lose Opening RL Home Nations Game Against England

Wales were beaten by England in the first game of the 2019 Student Four Nations in Edinburgh on Sunday, thanks to a solid second half from the holders. Wales were 22-10 down at half-time with the game still in the balance, but England came storming out of the traps after the break and quickly sealed the win.

Magnificent Matt Notches Up Seventh Win Of 2019 In Swansea Half

Matt Clowes powered to his ninth win of the year as he defended his JCP Swansea Half Marathon title as Tracy Barlow retained her women's crown. The Cardiff AC runner produced another impressive display on Sunday stopping the clock in 65:49 just over a minute shy of his 64:44 course record from last year.

Point-to-Point

Merthyr Mawr Jockey Jack Earns Point-To-Point Double

Teenager Jack Tudor landed a double at Sunday's Melton Hunt Club Point-To-Point at Garthorpe and both were trained by his father Jonathan Tudor who is also having a cracking season. The 17-year-old Jac, from Merthyr Mawr, rode a winner at the Gelligaer Farmers fixture on Saturday and followed that with his two-timer. He... Read More

Vale of Glamorgan's Jockey Isabel On Course For Welsh Title After Gelligaer Point-to-Point Success On Flash Klass

Vale of Glamorgan's Isabel Williams chalked-up her fifth point-to-point winner of the season at the well attended Gelligaer Farmers Hunt Steeplechases.  Isabel, the 21-year-old daughter of leading Welsh National Hunt trainer Evan Williams, has high hopes now of retaining her Welsh Lady Riders Championship title. In a thrilling finish to the young horse maiden race four of... Read More

Welsh Teenager Jack's Treble Top Delight At Tivyside

Merthyr Mawr teenager Jack Tudor is making a bold bid to land the Fuller's sponsored national novice riders' championship. Tudor, aged 16, earned a treble at the Tivyside Hunt Point-to-Point Steeplechases at Lydstep in Pembrokeshire to take his tally so far to 13. Huw Edwards and Liam Harrison are Tudor's closest challengers for the... Read More

Welsh Partnership David And Jack Are Winners Again

David Brace OBE and 16-year-old jockey Jack Tudor were back in the winners' enclosure at Berkeley Hunt’s Point-To-Point Steeplechases (writes Brian Lee). Less than 24 hours after landing the Dunraven Bowl Novices Hunter Chase at Chepstow Racecourse with Pink Eyed Pedro, Brace and Tudor were winners again after Tudor riding Brace's... Read More

Welsh Rugby Ace Cory Hill Enjoys Point-To-Point Win

Welsh rugby International Cory Hill has a share in a syndicate horse that has won three point-to-point races this season (writes Brian Lee). He saw his mare take the honours at South Pembrokeshire Hunt Point-To-Point Steeplechases, Lydstep. It was the first time Hill had watched five-year-old chestnut Highway Jewel race win when she... Read More

Easter Monday Point-To-Point Meeting In West Wales

South Pembrokeshire Hunt will be hosting their ever-popular Easter meeting at Lydstep on Monday, April 22 (writes Steph Rogers). The meeting has attracted 82 entries in all with the feature race, The Connolly’s Red Mills Intermediate Race, boasting 10 strong entries.  The impressive Highway Jewel could make it three from three for... Read More
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