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.
Former Welsh Rugby Union chief executive David Moffett has urged the All Blacks to either sack or back coach Ian Foster. Foster appeared to be on the verge of being dismissed after New Zealand suffered a run of five Test defeats in six matches. But the All Blacks – who play Wales in Cardiff on November 5 – rallied to earn a superb 35-23 victory in South Africa last weekend and since then his bosses have refused to comment on his immediate future.
Osian Pryce maintains his strong challenge for the 2022 British Rally Championship title after finishing runner-up in the Voyonic Grampian Forest Rally. It was the second time in as many years that the Machynlleth-born driver had finished second on the Aberdeenshire forestry event, as he and co-driver Noel O’Sullivan enjoyed another fast and trouble-free run in their Demon Tweeks-backed Melvyn Evans Motorsport-prepared Volkswagen Polo GTI R5. As the highest placed returnee, Pryce started this year’s Grampian Forest Rally first on the road – which turned out to be a disadvantage as he swept the loose gravel off the surface in the fast and flowing Durris, Fetteresso and Drumtochty forests.
Welsh Fencing is celebrating a highly successful Senior Commonwealth Championships in which Wales won four medals, including gold for Gemma Collis. The London event – which saw teams from all over the Commonwealth compete in a sport that used to be part of the Games itself – yielded a gold, two silvers and a bronze for Wales. Leading the way was para fencer Collis, who took gold in the wheelchair women’s foil, category A competition.
BIRMINGHAM – Comments from Aled DAVIES (WAL) after winning gold in the men’s discus F42-44/61-64 at the Alexander Stadium on Wednesday. Aled DAVIES (WAL) – gold On finally winning gold after winning silver at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games: “This a special one. I didn’t think I’d get another chance to represent Wales after... Read More
A total of eight Welsh athletes have been selected to represent Great Britain at next month's European Athletics Championships in Munich. Marathon runners Andy Davies and Rosie Edwards had been pre-selected for what will be the third major championships of this summer. They have now been joined by Jeremiah Azu,... Read More
By Graham Thomas If you need inspiration to prove it’s never too late to improve your fitness and activity, then listen up to the story of Rhys Jones. Less than three years ago, Jones was a 39-year-old average runner and self-confessed awful swimmer with deteriorating eyesight. Now, he’s off to the Commonwealth Games... Read More
The Sky Is The Limit For Ophelia Pye . . . Welsh 400m Hurdler Takes Gold In Championship Record Time
By Owen Morgan Rising Welsh 400m hurdler Ophelia Pye helped Great Britain top the medal table at the European Under-18 Championships in Jerusalem. The Marlborough Athletics product claimed gold in a championship record time on the final evening of the event as GB claimed a record haul of 16 medals - eclipsing... Read More
Paralympic, World And European Gold Medallist Aled Davies Has A Score To Settle . . . As He Pursues The Elusive Commonwealth Gold
By Owen Morgan Commonwealth Games Wales have today revealed the latest group of athletes selected to compete at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games, which includes the biggest para inclusion in Team Wales history with 19 athletes across 6 sports (Athletics, Swimming, Lawn Bowls, Triathlon, Cycling, Table Tennis). In total 106 athletes have been announced... Read More
With the countdown clock to the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony now below 100 days, Welsh athletes have been competing across the globe in preparation. Some, who have already achieved the nomination standards, are fine-tuning their form and fitness ahead of the games in Birmingham this summer. Others are still chasing... Read More