Commonwealth Games: Llongyfarchiadau, Team Wales!
Well, what an 11 days we’ve just had! The Welsh Sports Association (WSA) would like to thank and congratulate Team Wales for making Cymru proud at Birmingham 2022!
It is rare for athletes to have the opportunity to represent Wales, but every four years Welsh sportsmen and sportswomen have the opportunity to don the red of Cymru at the Commonwealth Games – with Wales being represented at each of the 21 Games held since the inaugural event in 1930.
At this year’s Games, there were a total of 201 athletes representing the country across 15 different sports – Athletics, Cycling, Swimming, Weightlifting, Gymnastics, Boxing, Judo, Netball, Rugby 7s, Hockey, Squash, Lawn Bowls, Table Tennis, Triathlon, and Wrestling.
And, following the success attained at Gold Coast in 2018, Tîm Cymru has once again done everyone proud, this time around achieving its third best ever Gold Medal haul and third highest ever total medal haul!
Among all of the athletes that did Cymru proud there were some fantastic stories to be witnessed, including…
Olivia Breen sprinting to a second Gold Medal in successive Commonwealth Games’; twins Ioan and Garan Croft both picking up Boxing medals in their respective weights; Anwen Butten taking to the stage to represent Cymru in Lawn Bowls for a sixth consecutive Commonwealth Games; and seeing Harrison Walsh make Team Wales selection to compete in Discus after fighting back from a Rugby career-ending injury when he was just 19.
The Welsh Sports Association would like to heartily thank Team Wales for an inspirational and awe-inspiring performance at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, and we cannot wait for 2026! Llongyfarchiadau, Tîm Cymru!