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Wales' Stanford narrowly misses out on bronze in triathlon

Welsh athlete Non Stanford has narrowly missed out on a bronze medal in the women's triathlon at Rio.

It was a close race for bronze between teammates Non Stanford and Vicky Holland Credit: PA

The 27-year-old finished fourth, just seconds behind Team GB's Vicky Holland who took bronze.

The USA's Gwen Jorgensen took gold, whilst Nicola Spirig from Switzerland took silver.

Fellow Welsh athlete Helen Jenkins crossed in 19th position.


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Mark Colbourne: Cuts to Rio Paralympics 'disappointing'

Paralympic cycling champion Mark Colbourne has lamented the major cuts to the Rio Paralympic Games as "disappointing", as he expressed concern for the impact on the paralympic movement .

Speaking to ITV News, Colbourne, who retired in 2013 after winning a gold and two silvers at London 2012, said: "We're trying to promote the paralympic movement here, we're trying to up-skill and upscale what we do as athletes.

"To go to Rio and not have a 100% of the ticket sales sold out, not have the staff that we had in London, like the Games makers, who almost made the paralympics for us, would be very, very disappointing."

"I'm so proud to be Welsh!" Golden girl Jones speaks after Olympic win

Taekwondo Olympic champion Jade Jones says she's amazed at the level of support she's received from people back home in Wales and her native Flint.

"Flint's just bonkers!" - Jones praised her family and friends back home after her win. Credit: PA

The 23-year-old was speaking after she won her second gold medal in the 57kg category last night, adding to the one the picked up four years ago in London.

That gold makes it four in total for Welsh athletes at this year's Olympics - a new record which surpasses the three won in London.

Danny Jones' wife Lizzie to present Challenge Cup at Wembley

Lizzie Jones, the wife of the late Welsh rugby player Danny Jones, will present the Challenge Cup at Wembley.

Lizzie Jones sung 'Abide With Me' at last year's final. Credit: PA

The former professional singer, who sang 'Abide With Me' before last year's final between Leeds and Hull KR, will be guest of honour when Warrington take on Hull in the 2016 final later this month.

Jones, who has fronted a successful campaign to purchase defibrillators for community and junior clubs, has another big date next month when she will join over 400 women from all walks of life at the 2016 Women of the Year Lunch in recognition of her fund-raising efforts.

Jones launched the Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund in memory of her late husband after he collapsed and died from an undiagnosed heart condition while playing for Keighley against London Skolars in May last year.

The Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund is my way of saying a big 'thank-you' to the wider rugby league family for all they have done for me and my children since we lost Danny. I want the fund to be a platform to help the wider sporting community too, so to receive this Women Of The Year recognition alongside so many impressive, inspirational women doing such great work for their families and communities is truly thrilling.

– Lizzie Jones


Captain Cork! Midfielder to lead out Swans if Britton misses out

Swansea midfielder Jack Cork is set to take the captain's armband for tomorrow's Premier League meeting with Hull - if Leon Britton fails to recover from illness.

Jack Cork looks likely to lead Swansea out at The Liberty tomorrow. Credit: PA

Britton has missed two days of training so far this week and Cork will lead out the side if the 33-year-old remains absent.

Elsewhere Gylfi Sigurdsson is a potential starter at The Liberty Stadium after his Euro 2016 exploits - the Iceland playmaker came off the bench in the opening day 1-0 win at Burnley - and South Korean Ki Sung-yueng is likely to be involved after his own international and military service over the summer.

Wales defender Neil Taylor though is again omitted to build up his fitness after the Euros, while club record signing Borja Baston misses out on making his debut after picking up a leg muscle injury in training.

The spectacular reaction to Jade Jones winning Olympic gold

It was another golden day of Olympic action in Rio - but the real Olympic party was in Flint.

Family and friends of double Olympic gold medalist Jade Jones cheered her on from halfway across the world.

This was their reaction to the local girl creating history on the global stage:

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