Welsh sprinting sensation Jeremiah Azu’s coach Gareth Walton has another interest in the European Championships on Friday – the fate of the Ukrainian relay squad. Walton, who played a role in preparing individual bronze medal winner Azu as part of the Great Britain 4 x 100m team, has also been sharing his wisdom with another nation. They are the squad from war-torn Ukraine, who have honed their skills at Cardiff Met University in readiness to take their marks in Munich on Friday morning for the heats.
Steve Morison believes Cardiff City have “a swagger” that is helping build an impressive start to their Championship season. The Bluebirds manager was happy with a 0-0 draw away to West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday night, a result that kept his new-look team inside the early play-off positions. Despite a huge turnover of players in the summer – conducted on a shoestring budget – Morison’s team have lost just once in their opening four matches and have collected seven points.
Jeremiah Azu has vowed to show his blazing talent on the world stage next year and avenge the “nonsense” of the ranking system that denied him earlier this summer. The 21-year-old Welsh star produced a brilliant run to claim a bronze medal in the 100m final at the European Athletics Championships in Munich on Tuesday night. Azu clocked a new personal best of 10.13, finishing behind Italy's Olympic Champion Marcel Jacobs and Great Britain team-mate Zharnel Hughes, who was the reigning European champion.
Russell Martin has told Swansea City fans he takes responsibility for the collapse of their two-goal lead against Millwall that cost them two precious Championship points. The Swans head coach insists the collective lack of authority that resulted in two own goals in injury time – and a 2-2 home draw – is down to him. Martin was angered by one of his benched players – understood to be Jamie Paterson – punching the ball back towards the visitors and enabling them to take a quick throw-in, from which they scored their equaliser.
Adele Nicoll is already an international athlete in two sports, but it would seem a reasonable bet to place on her one day making it a hat-trick. Adele said hello to bobsleigh after first emerging as a talented track and field athlete and she finds trying new sports just as... Read More
Patrick Swan may be from Cornwall, but he is more than happy to regularly make the trip across the Severn Bridge to compete in - and for - Wales. Despite being based across the water in England’s most south-westerly county, Swan is a familiar face on the Welsh athletics circuit,... Read More
By Owen Morgan Adele Nicoll is living proof of the old saying that a change is as good as a rest. And if you can enjoy both - as Wales’ winter Olympian has managed over recent months - then so much the better. Nicoll, from Welshpool, is currently at the Winter Olympics in... Read More
By Owen Morgan Patrick Swan sees Saturday’s Dynamic New Athletics (DNA) event in Glasgow as the sport’s equivalent of rugby’s Six Nations. Swan can’t wait to pull on the Welsh vest against England, Scotland, Ireland, Spain and Turkey. The big shot-putter, who would be a huge asset strength-wise in any scrum, told Dai... Read More
Welsh Shot Putter Named As Reserve For Women’s Bobsleigh In The Winter Olympics After World Cup Second Place Medal
By Lucy Rees Team GB has named Adele Nicoll amongst the eight bobsledders heading to the Winter Olympics next month in Beijing. After first stepping into a bobsleigh back in 2020, her first World Cup race in 2021, and being selected as a reserve in 2022, it's fair to say the shot... Read More
Adele Nicoll . . . Seven Years Of Waiting And Now She Has Commonwealth Games And Winter Olympics In Her Diary
Shot putter Adele Nicoll took her last chance to claim a Commonwealth Games qualifying standard on Saturday before turning her attention to her bobsleigh ambitions. The Birchfield Harrier had been knocking on the door of claiming the qualifying standard all season, but appeared to be running out of time when... Read More