Matt Richards has become the second fastest British man of all time over 50m. The 19-year-old Team Wales Commonwealth Games star smashed his own personal best when he won the 50m freestyle at the 2022 Swim England Winter Championships on Friday night. Richards – Olympic Gold medal winner last year in the men's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay in Tokyo – won his 50m sprint event, with Welsh star Medi Harris also taking gold in the women’s 50m backstroke.
New Commonwealth Games Wales chief executive Rebecca Edwards-Symmons says she is keen to build on the legacy of predecessor Chris Jenkins. Edwards-Symmons – a former head of commercial at Swansea City – has been appointed chief executive following the retirement of Chris Jenkins after Birmingham 2022. Jenkins had been CGW chief executive for 17 years, while several current Board members' terms are due to end during the build up to the next Games in Victoria, Australia, in 2026.
Huw Taylor believes the Dragons will pull off one of their greatest ever victories if they can storm the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday lunchtime. The England-born flanker will be part of a Dragons outfit who will bid to topple the URC champions in Port Elizabeth in a match that is live on S4C. The Welsh region gave a good account of themselves in a 33-25 defeat to the Lions last week in the first of their three matches in South Africa.
Former Wales forward Alix Popham believes rugby is still not dealing with the problem of head injuries – and fears a generation of young players are going to ignore the sport. Popham, who won 33 caps between 2003 and 2008 and played in two World Cups, was diagnosed two years ago with probable chronic traumatic encephalopathy at the age of just 40. He says the rugby authorities are "not learning" from the ongoing experience of players and studies linking rugby to brain injury.
Welsh women’s artistic gymnasts Ruby Evans and Evie Flage-Donovan brought the curtain down on their junior careers in style with yet more medal success to cap a sensational year. The Clwb Cymru Caerdydd duo, who are both 15, travelled to Belgium last weekend to represent Great Britain at the 24th edition of prestigious junior women’s competition Top Gym – in what would be their final outing of 2022 and their last as junior gymnasts before they turn senior next year.
Connor Roberts insists the future for Wales is still bright - whatever happens to the older generation of stars for whom the World Cup could be a final curtain call. The Wales defender claims the current crop of Wales players under the age of 30 can continue to ensure the nation regularly qualifies for the finals of major tournaments. The futures of Gareth Bale, 33, Aaron Ramsey, 32 this month, Joe Allen, 32, and 35-year-old Wayne Hennessey have been under the spotlight since Wales finished bottom of Group B in Qatar, with a single point from one draw and two defeats.
Gareth Bale & co may have been dominating the hearts and minds of Welsh sports fans with their efforts in Qatar, but Cardiff City will grab the limelight on Wednesday night when the club hosts a special tribute match to honour one of their all-time greats. Peter Whittingham was at the heart of everything that was good about the Bluebirds for more than a decade, a period during which the club reached a League Cup final, a Play-off Final, an FA Cup Final and, finally, the promised land of the Premier League. His achievements and statistics – 96 goals in 457 games – will stand the test of time, especially in the ultra-professional modern era.
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