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Michaela Breeze wins bronze for Wales

Weightlifter Michaela Breeze has won another medal for Team Wales after coming third in the women's Snatch final.

She'll be joining England's Zoe Thomas who won gold and Ndidi Winifred from Nigeria on the podium after a competition in which the Commonwealth Games record was broken three times.

Regarded as one of Wales' most successful athletes Michaela began weightlifting more than twenty years ago and this is her fourth Games since her debut at Manchester 2002.

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Michaela won gold at the Melbourne 2006 Games Credit: PA

Elinor Barker takes bronze for Wales

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Elinor is a Team Pursuit World Champion Credit: PA

Cyclist Elinor Barker has added another medal to Team Wales' total, winning a bronze in the Women's 10km scratch race.

She narrowly beat Scotland's Katie Archibald to earn herself a place on the podium.

Elinor will compete again in the women's points race tomorrow at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.

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Gold for Frankie Jones and Team Wales

Gymnast Frankie Jones has won Team Wales' first gold medal in the Individual Ribbon.

She beat Canadian gymnast Patricia Bezzoubenko in a stunning performance which will be her last ever before retiring from the sport.

It's her sixth medal of the games having already won silver in the Group and Individual All-Around, Ball, Hoop and Clubs.

Jones and her teammates have now won eight of their country's eleven medals putting Wales seventh in the table.

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Frankie Jones adds gold to her medal collection. Credit: PA

Fourth Silver Medal for Frankie Jones

Rhythmic Gymnast Francesca Jones has won her second medal of the day for Team Wales with a silver in the Ball.

It's her fourth silver of the games having competed in both the Group, Individual All-Around and Hoop.

She'll be competing in the Ribbon later today in an attempt to add another medal to her tally.

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Frankie carried Team Wales' flag in the opening ceremony Credit: PA

It's a bronze medal for Wales' para-cyclists

Wales' paracyclists earned themselves a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Friday.

Matthew Ellis and Ieuan Williams came third in the Para-Sport 1000m Time Trial B Tandem Final at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.

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Wales's Matthew Ellis and Ieuan Williams celebrate with their bronze medals. Credit: PA
Matthew Ellis and Ieuan Williams
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Athlete 'shocked, devastated' at failed drugs test

Welsh Athletics has vowed to carry out an internal review after a second drugs scandal hit its team at the Commonwealth Games.

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Rhys Williams will now not compete at the Commonwealth Games. Credit: PA

European 400 metres hurdles champion Rhys Williams, the co-captain of Wales' athletics squad in Glasgow, has been provisionally suspended and will miss the event after failing a drugs test.

The 30-year-old son of rugby union great JJ Williams becomes the second Welsh athlete to be forced out of the Games over an alleged doping offence, after 800m runner Gareth Warburton was withdrawn nine days ago.

Williams said he was "utterly devastated" by the news of his failed test and insisted, like Warburton, that he had never knowingly doped.

Williams, who also took bronze at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi four years ago, said he was shocked to test positive.

I am utterly devastated about the news of this anti-doping rule violation, which has come as a great shock to me. From the outset, I would strongly like to state that I have not knowingly taken any banned substance.

I'd like to take this opportunity to wish all the best to my team-mates at the Commonwealth Games. To be named co-team captain for the Welsh athletics team was a great honour and I am distraught that I won't be able to fulfil this role and join them as part of Team Wales. I wish them all well.

– Rhys Williams

Welsh athletics chief executive Matt Newman said "we just hope we can back up what the athletes suspect is the source of the contamination."

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Welsh athlete out of Games afer failed dope test

Another Welsh athlete is out of the Commonwealth Games on a doping charge.

Team Wales announced the withdrawal of athlete Rhys Williams after being charged with committing an anti-doping rule violation.

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Rhys Williams is a 400m hurdler. Credit: PA

Team Wales says the violation under the IAAF Anti-Doping Rules followed an in-competition test at the Glasgow Grand Prix on 11 July 2014.

It says Williams will have the opportunity to respond to the charges against him at a full hearing before the National Anti-Doping Panel.

Rhys Williams, Wales' European 400 metres hurdles champion, is provisionally suspended for failing the drugs test.

The 30-year-old son of rugby union great JJ Williams becomes the second Welsh athlete to be forced out of Glasgow 2014 over an alleged doping offence, after 800m runner Gareth Warburton was withdrawn earlier this month.

Rhythm of the night - Wales' gymnasts claim silver

Rhythmic gymnasts Francesca Jones, Laura Halford and Nikara Jenkins have made history by winning Wales' first ever Commonwealth Games team medal as they claimed silver in Glasgow.

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Wales' Francesca Jones competes during the Rhythmic Gymnastics. Credit: PA

The trio finished behind favourites Canada thanks to an all-round consistent performance, with Jones especially impressive on the way to a second-placed finish in the qualifications for the individual all-around.

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Frankie Jones, Laura Halford and Nikara Jenkins wave to the crowd after winning silver medals. Credit: PA
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Francesca Jones competes during the Rhythmic Gymnastics. Credit: PA

The silver medal means Jones is the most successful Welsh gymnast in Commonwealth Games history.

Friday's Commonwealth action

Here's a run down of what to expect from Team Wales in Glasgow today.

There's more swimming action after successful races from Jazz Carlin and Jemma Lowe yesterday.

Cyclist Elinor Barker is also due to compete in the quarter finals of the 3000m individual pursuit and the boxing gets underway for Sean McGoldrick and Andrew Shelby.

Glasgow 2014

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Gymnasts win Wales' first Commonwealth Games medal

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Frankie Jones was selected as the Team Wales flag bearer for the games in Glasgow. Credit: PA

Rhythmic gymnasts Francesca Jones, Laura Halford and Nikara Jenkins have made history by winning Wales' first ever Commonwealth Games team medal as they claimed silver in Glasgow.

The trio finished behind favourites Canada thanks to an all-round consistent performance, with Jones especially impressive on the way to a second-placed finish in the qualifications for the individual all-around.

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