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Calum Jarvis In Touching Distance Of Achieving His Olympic Dream With Team GB In Tokyo

Welsh swimmer Calum Jarvis is now within touching distance of fulfilling his dreams and winning a medal at the Tokyo Olympics. His Team GB relay team were the fastest in their Men’s 4x200m freestyle heats but this success was a long in time in the making, as Tom Prosser discovers. Calum Jarvis was part of the successful Team GB Men’s 4x200m freestyle team this morning alongside fellow Welsh swimmer Matt Richards. Their Team GB finished the heats with the fastest time of 7:03.25 and will now be aiming for a medal in the final which will take place in the early hours of tomorrow morning (Wednesday).

Jake Heyward . . . Olympian And Fastest Kid In The Playground At Llanishen Fach Primary

Wales has already contributed to Great Britain’s early medal collection at the Olympic Games in Tokyo when Lauren Williams won a silver medal in taekwondo on Monday. For Williams, an Olympic medal was the realisation of a dream that began in her local club in Caerphilly, Devils Martial Arts Club. Graham Thomas looks at the Olympic roots of the Welsh competitors in Japan. All Olympic dreams start with a more local idea and for Jake Hayward it was wanting to be the fastest kid at Llanishen Fach Primary School. Twelve years on and Jake still wants to cross the line first.

British & Irish Lions Left Sweating On The Fitness Of Dan Biggar As Warren Gatland Names Team For Second Test

By Paul Jones British & Irish Lions Head Coach, Warren Gatland, will be keeping his fingers crossed that the in-form Dan Biggar will pass the return-to-play protocols so he can retain his place in the starting line-up for the second test against South Africa on Saturday. The Wales fly-half suffered a knock to the head in the first test last week and will now be assessed by an independent concussion consultant in the coming days in order to be given the green light to return to action. In other Welsh news, Taulupe Faletau is added to the bench and will win his fifth Lions Test cap should he enter the fray.

Alys Thomas . . . From The Quirky School Kid With Wet Hair To First Time Welsh Olympian

The proverb that good things come to those who wait could have been written for Alys Thomas. On Tuesday lunchtime at the age of 30 – once considered veteran territory in the world of top class swimming – the Swansea-based swimmer will make her Olympic debut. When she steps into the arena in Tokyo, a lot of memories will float through the mind of the current Commonwealth Games 200m butterfly champion.

Wales' Silver Star Lauren Williams Admits: I Had A Mental Block . . . And It Cost Me Olympic Gold

Wales’ Lauren Williams added her name to Team GB’s Olympic taekwondo medal roll of honour in Tokyo on Monday but fell fractionally short in her attempt to strike gold. Twenty-four hours after team mate Bradly Sinden finished runner-up in the -68kg weight division, Welsh wonder Williams captured her own silver medal at -67kg. Like Sinden, too, the 22-year-old was within touching distance of becoming Olympic champion in a dramatic contest with Croatia’s number one seed, Matea Jelic.

From Cardiff Met To The Welsh Fire...Mark O'Leary Is Hoping For Success In The Hundred

By Tom Prosser “To be a Welshman working in Wales makes me the proudest man in the country,” those are the words of the Welsh Fire women’s head coach Mark O’Leary who is aiming for success in the new Hundred competition. O’Leary took the brave decision to leave Cardiff Met last year after a 20-year association with the university, he has since gone on to be the head coach of both Western Storm and the Welsh Fire women’s team.

Two Teenagers, Two Journeys To The Top . . . Adam Beard And Harrison Walsh Have Climbed The Mountain This Summer

As the song says, the road is long with many a winding turn that leads us to who knows where. Two former Ospreys teammates are at the peak of their respective sports this summer, but no-one could have predicted the road that took them there, as Owen Morgan reports. In May 2014 two promising rugby players from Swansea were amongst seven young hopefuls handed development contracts with the Ospreys. The two 18-year-olds were making their first steps towards their dreams of becoming professional sportsmen and representing their country at the highest international level in their sport. However, just a year later Adam Beard and Harrison Walsh - who had also played together for Swansea schoolboys - were to take very different paths towards their sporting dreams.

Swansea City Draw Up New Managerial Hit List . . . As John Terry Says Farewell To Aston Villa

Swansea City have turned their attention to new managerial targets – including former Chelsea assistant Jody Morris – after reportedly being snubbed by QPR’s John Eustace. The Swans are in a mess of their own making after parting company with former head coach Steve Cooper last week and revisiting links with Eustace, who was on their shortlist when Cooper was appointed two years ago. But despite interviewing the 41-year-old, Eustace has informed Swansea he is staying in west London.

Golfer Stephen Dodd Delighted To Win The Senior Open And Now Targets America

By Paul Jones Life really could begin at 55 for Welsh golfer Stephen Dodd who is eyeing a lucrative new career in the USA after winning his first senior major title. Cardiff-born Dodd - who lifted the Senior Open trophy at Sunningdale on Sunday - is considering cashing in on the highly profitable American seniors circuit after his breakthrough victory.  He had to hold off the challenge from several golfing greats to secure his maiden senior major title at the Senior Open presented by Rolex.

Devastated Jade Jones Admits Olympics Without Fans Proved One Fight She Failed To Overcome

Jade Jones has admitted she failed to adapt to an arena without fans after her dreams of a third successive Olympic gold medal were shattered at the first hurdle in Tokyo. The Welsh fighter had travelled to the Japanese capital seeking an unprecedented third gold medal in the sport following triumphs at London 2012 and Rio in 2016. But Jones’ nine-year unbeaten Olympic record ended with a 16-12 defeat to Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorian in the last 16 of the -57kg weight division.

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Two Teenagers, Two Journeys To The Top . . . Adam Beard And Harrison Walsh Have Climbed The Mountain This Summer

Swansea City Draw Up New Managerial Hit List . . . As John Terry Says Farewell To Aston Villa

Golfer Stephen Dodd Delighted To Win The Senior Open And Now Targets America

Devastated Jade Jones Admits Olympics Without Fans Proved One Fight She Failed To Overcome

Olympic Place Was So Near And Now It's Here For Wales' Joe Brier

Warren Gatland Warns Lions To Expect Boks Backlash . . . But Insists: "We're Growing Stronger"

Kieran Bird Inspired By Wales' Gareth Bale And Aaron Ramsey Ahead Of The Tokyo Olympics

Harriet Jones Looking To Make A Splash At The Tokyo Olympics After Learning Her Trade In Cardiff

Wales At The Olympics: From Tanni Grey-Thompson's Golden Goodbye To Jade Jones' Rio Repeat

Wales' Hannah Mills Insists Leading Team GB Will Be Her Greatest Honour

Lukas Carey Takes Care Of Business Again . . . This Time For Glamorgan As Skipper Kiran Carlson Pays Thanks

Former Osprey Harrison Walsh, Olivia Breen, Harri Jenkins And Kyron Duke Make It A Welsh Magnificent Seven For Tokyo

Welsh Fire Coach Gary Kirsten Hopes The Hundred Will Help Players Like Glamorgan's David Lloyd

Top Golfers Hope To Miss Welsh Amateur Championship To Play In European Tour Event Supported By Gareth Bale

Alun Wyn Jones . . . The Immovable Object Gets Ready For Test Number 158 After Fearing Lions Days Were Over

Swansea City Wanted Steve Cooper To Stay . . . But Are Now Casting Eyes Over QPR, Lincoln And MK Dons

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British & Irish Lions Left Sweating On The Fitness Of Dan Biggar As Warren Gatland Names Team For Second Test

Two Teenagers, Two Journeys To The Top . . . Adam Beard And Harrison Walsh Have Climbed The Mountain This Summer

Warren Gatland Warns Lions To Expect Boks Backlash . . . But Insists: "We're Growing Stronger"

Alun Wyn Jones . . . The Immovable Object Gets Ready For Test Number 158 After Fearing Lions Days Were Over

Warren Gatland To Go Early, Go Big, But Not Go Beyond Cape Town As Lions Get Ready To Roar

Matthew Screech Over The Moon To Make Wales Debut Against Argentina

Wales Suffer Series Defeat To Argentina In Cardiff

Jonathan Davies Urges Wales To Muscle Up Against The Pumas

Ospreys Prop Gareth Thomas Can't Wait To Make First Wales Start Against Argentina

By Alex Bywater  Gareth Thomas is the next cab off the rank at the Ospreys, but the Wales prop has been... Read More

Lions As Young Cubs: Where It All Started For Josh Navidi And Adam Beard

The British and Irish Lions are now just over a week away from the start of their much anticipated test... Read More

Welsh Rugby Sevens Star Jasmine Joyce Hoping For Glory At Tokyo Olympics To Help Banish Memories Of Five Years Ago

By Fraser Watson To go to one Olympics is a huge achievement but to go to two is phenomenal- This... Read More

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Swansea City Draw Up New Managerial Hit List . . . As John Terry Says Farewell To Aston Villa

Swansea City Wanted Steve Cooper To Stay . . . But Are Now Casting Eyes Over QPR, Lincoln And MK Dons

Noel Mooney Promises To Make FAW World-Leading Association

Newport County Hope Christopher Missilou Can Fill The Gap Left By Josh Sheehan And Joss Labadie

Roberto Mancini's Italy Go From No-Hopers To Beating Wales, Austria, Belgium, Spain And England To Lift Euro 2020 Trophy

Cardiff City's Isaac Vassell Told: Don't Worry About The Football . . . Just Stay Fit

The New Saints Held, While Newtown And Bala Find It Tough Going Chasing European Dream

David Edwards Set To Begin Bala European Journey Five Years On From Euro 2016

Cymru Premier Fixtures Announced: Nomads To Begin Title Defence At Cefn Druids On Fri 13 Aug

The opening weekend of the 2021/22 JD Cymru Premier season will see back-to-back champions Connah's Quay begin their title defence... Read More

New Boss Phil Parkinson Insists He Can Live The Hollywood Dream With Wrexham

Phil Parkinson has revealed he’s been sold a Hollywood dream for Wrexham and is itching to bring it to reality... Read More

The Next Chief Executive Of The FAW Should Be Their Former Manager . . . No, Not Him - Jayne Ludlow

It’s been a week of bruised self-reflection for Welsh football after the heavy defeat to Denmark knocked Wales out of... Read More

Newport County Continue Preparations Under Michael Flynn Despite Swindon Link

By Rob Carbon Michael Flynn may have been linked with the vacant manager’s job at Swindon Town, but he is wasting... Read More

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Register Signs In As The Cardiff Devils' Latest Big Signing

Cardiff Devils Announce Double Signing

Devils Boosted By Dixon Deal

Mark Louis, Fresh From Season In Slovakia, Returns To Wales For New Cardiff Devils Challenge

Defenceman Mark Louis Re-Signs With Cardiff Devils

Devils Forward Matthew Myers Targets Swedish Upset On 100th Team GB Appearance

When NHL Superstar Sidney Crosby Stole Devil's New Signing Mikkleson's Big Moment

The Start Of A New Era For The Devils . . . But Previous Successes Will Be Tinged With Sadness

Ex-NHL'er Brendan Mikkelson Becomes The Cardiff Devils First Pre-Season Signing

Defenceman Brendan Mikkelson has become the Cardiff Devils first signing ahead of the 2021/2022 season. Mikkelson becomes the first player to... Read More

Jonathan Phillips Off To A Flier As Elite League Returns

Welshman Jonathan Phillips led Sheffield Steelers to victory in their opening Elite League series ice hockey match. Cardiff-born Phillips, who... Read More

Sam Duggan Out To Blaze A Trail In Elite Series Before Becoming A Devil Again

Danny Stewart was delighted when Cardiff Devils forward Sam Duggan was still available deep into the EIHL Elite series draft... Read More

Cardiff Devils Stalwart Matthew Myers Can Help Sheffield Steelers To Elite Series Success Says Aaron Fox

Welshman Matthew Myers is number one for Sheffield Steelers coach Aaron Fox in the build-up to 2021 Elite Series. Cardiff... Read More

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