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Elite sportspeople

Welsh athletes from Team GB 2012

For a small country, Wales has produced more than its share of internationally known sports stars. They include our cycling heroes Geraint Thomas, Nicole Cook and Elinor Barker and Taekwondo Olympic two time Gold Medallist Jade Jones. We are proud of the achievements of Welsh sportsmen and women.

Wales was very much involved in the London 2012 Olympic Games, with a record breaking 30 Welsh Olympic competitors and 38 Welsh Paralympic competitors taking part. Hundreds of athletes from across the world chose Wales for as their Pre Games Training Camp and Cardiff was selected as a host city for the London 2012 Olympic Games Football competition. 

In the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Wales smashed previous records...Bringing home a record 10 medals - 4 of which were Gold, Elinor Barker (cycling), Owain Doull (cycling), Hannah Mills (sailing) and Jade Jones (taekwondo). 

Our para-athletes Rachel Morris (Rowing), Aled Sion Davies (shot put), Hollie Arnold (F46 javelin)  and Rob Davies (Class 1 table tennis) all won Gold in the Rio as well.

Team Wales have also been very successful at competing in the Commonwealth Games, winning a record breaking 36 medals at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, including 5 gold medals. Rhythmic gymnast Frankie Jones won six medals at the games and won the David Dixon Award, which recognises an outstanding athlete of the Commonwealth Games. We enjoyed the 2018 Commonwealth Games and watching our amazing elite sportsmen and women's bid for glory once again.