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Anna Hursey Ready For More Limelight At Paris Olympics

Anna Hursey Ready For More Limelight At Paris Olympics
Anna Hursey believes her long stint in the limelight, that began as a table tennis child prodigy, will prove invaluable when she goes to her first Olympic Games this summer. At just a month past her 18th birthday, the Welsh teenager will be one of the youngest members of the Great Britain squad heading to Paris later this month.

Paris Organisers Insist City Is Ready For The Olympic Games

Paris Organisers Insist City Is Ready For The Olympic Games
Paris Olympics supremo Tony Estanguet said Sunday that the city was "ready" for the Games as he played down complaints from some residents and businesses about the impact of the event. "We are ready as we head into the final phase," Estanguet told a press conference in Paris, five days from the opening ceremony on Friday.

Sabrina Fortune Smashes Own World Record in Paris Warm-Up

Sabrina Fortune Smashes Own World Record in Paris Warm-Up
Sabrina Fortune has shattered her own F20 shot put world record ahead of the 2024 Paris Paralympic Games. The 27-year-old from Deeside achieved a remarkable throw of 14.83m during a senior meeting at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham on Sunday.

Mark Williams Says Modern Snooker Stars Owe So Much To Ray Reardon

Mark Williams Says Modern Snooker Stars Owe So Much To Ray Reardon
Ray Reardon has been hailed as the inspiration behind Mark Williams’ career following the death of one of snooker’s greatest champions. Welsh three-time world champion Williams hailed Reardon - who died at the weekend at the age of 91 - for paving the way for future generations of snooker players.

Potter’s Wheel . . . Things may be About to Turn Quickly for Former Swansea City Boss

Potter’s Wheel . . . Things may be About to Turn Quickly for Former Swansea City Boss
He may not have quite matched Billy McCandless’ 1948 record of winning his first three games in charge, but Graham Potter did okay as manager of Swansea City. There was no promotion from the Championship to the Premier League - the Swans finished 10th in his one season in charge in 2018-2019 - but there was enough to admire to realise why England may now be keen to make him their successor to the departed Gareth Southgate.

Richard Whiffin Admits Wales U20s Need To Stop Soft Tries As They Finish Eighth At World Championship

Richard Whiffin Admits Wales U20s Need To Stop Soft Tries As They Finish Eighth At World Championship
Wales’ campaign in the World Rugby U20 Championship finished in disappointing fashion with a 47-31 defeat to hosts South Africa in the 7th place final at the DHL Stadium in Cape Town. The Junior Springboks were determined to finish the championship on a winning note after suffering two defeats to Argentina.

Warren Gatland Admits Poor Judgement In Cory Hill Captaincy Fiasco

Warren Gatland Admits Poor Judgement In Cory Hill Captaincy Fiasco
Warren Gatland has admitted it was a terrible idea to make Cory Hill a Wales captain. The Wales coach said he regretted the decision to give the honour to Hill for the final game of the tour to Australia, what proved to be a one-point victory over Queensland Reds.

Morgan Morse Set To Make History As The Wisest Head On Young Shoulders

Morgan Morse Set To Make History As The Wisest Head On Young Shoulders
Morgan Morse will become the most-capped player for Wales U20 when he plays against the Junior Springboks in the final game at the 2024 World Rugby Junior Championship. It will be his 24th appearance, taking him past the 23 won by former Scarlets wing Ryan Conbeer, but he could go on to win 10 more next season.

Former Swansea City Boss Graham Potter Leaves England Wondering

Former Swansea City Boss Graham Potter Leaves England Wondering
Graham Potter says he feels "really ready, really excited" to return to football management, but would not comment on speculation linking him with the vacant England job. The former Swansea City boss has been out of work since leaving Chelsea in April 2023 after just seven months in charge at Stamford Bridge.

Wales Face Reds, Hoping Not To Finish Red-Faced

Wales Face Reds, Hoping Not To Finish Red-Faced
No-one is exactly sure why, but Wales play Queensland Reds on Friday. It’s something to do with a planned Test against Samoa not materialising, other international opponents being touted, and the final conclusion that a game against provincial opponents might still swell the coffers, anyway, so what the heck.

Jamie Jones

Jamie Jones Makes It To The Crucible After Beating Former World Champion

Jamie Jones has qualified for the World Snooker Championship after ending a 20-year attendance at the tournament for former world champion Neil Robertson. Weshman Jones stormed to a in the final round of World Championship qualifying, meaning Robertson will miss out on the Crucible for the first time in two... Read More

Snookered . . . Wales Now Relies On Golden Oldies As New Boys Fail To Step Up To The Table

Snooker’s second biggest tournament, the Betway UK Championship, starts today (Tuesday) in York, where the Welsh challenge is likely to be carried by very familiar faces. Simon Kendal-Williams examines why the new Welsh baize brigade have failed to march up the rankings. It was 20 years ago this week that... Read More

Mark Williams Carrying Welsh Flag Alone At The Crucible

Mark Williams is the last Welshman standing at the Crucible as the Betfred World Snooker Championship enters its second week. Williams holds a 5-3 lead over Gloucester’s Robert Milkins in their second-round clash, but Jamie Jones is out after a comprehensive defeat to Kyren Wilson. The 30-year-old entered the final... Read More

Comeback King Jamie Jones Feels Better Than Ever After Flooring Shaun Murphy

Jamie Jones proved lightning does strike twice as he shocked Shaun Murphy in the first round of the Betfred World Snooker Championship in Sheffield. Jones’ first Crucible appearance six years ago – when he reached the quarter-finals – also began with victory over the 2005 champion. But this time the... Read More

Matthew Stevens Out . . . But Jamie Jones Battles Back At The Crucible

Matthew Stevens crashed out of the Betfred World Snooker Championship as Kyren Wilson displayed the form which has catapulted him into the world’s top ten. It was always going to be a huge ask for the Welshman, Wilson having stamped his authority on their first-round clash by opening up a... Read More

Mark Williams Queuing Up For Hat-Trick At The Crucible

Mark Williams begins his quest for a hat-trick of world snooker titles this weekend, alongside three fellow Welshmen also aiming for Crucible glory at the World Championship. A resurgent Williams, champion in 2000 and 2003, was the only Welshman to qualify for the Sheffield showpiece by right, having risen to seventh in the world rankings.  The... Read More
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