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 SIXTY YEARS AGO

 

 

Athletics events stole the show at Pontypridd Council's Air Show on Whit Monday 1960.  By their conduct and sportmanship the athletes were a credit to Welsh Athletics and the people of Pontypridd were quick to show their appreciation.

   

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FIFTY YEARS AGO

 

Troedyrhiw AC decided in 1970 to hold track events at the Afon Taf track instead of their annual road races.

They were run in complete darkness and the timekeepers had to use cigarette lighters to read

their watches.

 

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

 

In 1950 the Welsh AAA instituted a Plaque of Honour for valued services rendered by members and the first award was made posthumously to the late

Mr E W O'Donnell.

Double click to insert body te ..FORTY YEARS AGO

 

The 76th Welsh Senior XC Champs held at a cold, wet and windy Swansea on

2 Feb 1980 were a bit

of an anti climax.  

Steve Jones and Tony Simmons broke away from the field and decided to

run in together to create the first ever dead heat in the history of the race.

Olympic Games

 

Listed below are the statistics for Welsh representation at the Olympic Games.

 

Information is given in three different ways: by year, by event and by number of appearances by athletes.

Portraying the statistics in this way is very revealing and highlights our strengths and weaknesses.

 

Since the modern Olympics began in 1896 Welsh athletes have won 13 medals:

            Male individual:      1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze

            Male relays:            3 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze

            Female relays:        2 bronze

 

OG By Year Males OG By Event Males OG By No Males OG By Year Females OG By Event Females OG By No Females

EXTRA OLYMPIC MEDAL FOR WALES

 

According to the booklet 'Athletics International', the 2004 Olympic Games women's 4x400m relay has been revised following the admission by one of the American athletes that she had taken steroids from 2001.  The result is now Russia first, Jamaica second and Great Britain third.  

 

Welsh athlete Catherine Murphy ran the second leg for the Great Britain team and will now be entitled to a bronze medal.

2016 Rio Olympics

 

Seren Bundy Davies was the only Welsh athlete taking part.  

No Welsh male athletes - the first time since 1936