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
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.
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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.
World Junior Championships
Listed below are statistics for Welsh representation at the World Junior Championships.
Information is given in three different ways: by year, by event and by number of appearances by athletes. Portraying the statistics in these different ways is very revealing and highlights our strengths and weaknessess. There is also an article about our performances at these championships.
Bronze medal for Joe Brier in the 4x400 in 2019.
World Indoor Championships
Since these championships started in 1985, 17 Welsh athletes have been selected with Colin Jackson making 6 appearances. Wales has an impressive medal haul with 2 gold medals, 5 silver medals and 5 bronze medals.
Unfortunately there were no Welsh athletes in the 2014 or 2016 championships, but Owen Smith did compete in the 4x400m relay in Birmingham in 2018.
World Youth Championships - renamed World U18 Championships
Listed below are statistics for Welsh representation at the World Youth / U18 Championships.
These championships started in 1999 and are held every two years. Welsh representation has been patchy with only six male and four female Welsh athletes taking part. However Tim Benjamin won a gold medal in the 1999 event. UK did not send a team in 2017.
Since the first championships in 1983, 18 male and 10 female Welsh athletes have taken part. Colin Jackson and Christian Malcolm have competed five times and Catherine Murphy and Hayley Tullett three times. Welsh male athletes have won 5 individual medals - 3 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze and Hayley Tullett has won the only female individual medal - a bronze.