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Team Wales athletes welcomed home

Team Wales gathered at the Senedd this evening. Credit: ITV Wales News
Aled Sion Davies and Frankie Jones were in attendance. Credit: ITV Wales News
Fans turned out in numbers to welcome home the athletes. Credit: ITV Wales News
It was the most successful Games in Team Wales' history. Credit: ITV Wales News
Hundreds attended the event. Credit: ITV Wales News


Rhythmic gymnast Frankie Jones on Wales at Six

Frankie Jones at ITV Wales HQ Credit: ITV Wales

Just back from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Frankie Jones will be speaking to ITV Wales about her medal haul. The rhythmic gymnast won six medals at the games, including a gold.

Sport Wales chief executive Sarah Powell will also be in the studio speaking about team Wales's performance at the games.

Gymnast Frankie Jones and Sport Wales's Sarah Powell Credit: ITV Wales

Cyclist Geraint Thomas wins gold for Wales

Geraint Thomas celebrates his gold medal at the end of the Men's Road Race Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Geraint Thomas has become the first ever Welshman to win a cycling gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.

He beat New Zealand's Jack Bauer in the Men's Road Race, despite a late puncture.

Thomas has also been announced as the Team Wales flag bearer for tonight's closing ceremony.

"It will be an honour to carry the flag at the close of the Commonwealth Games.

I am a proud Welshman, I don't get to wear the Welsh jersey that often so to carry the flag tonight as well will be a proud moment for me and my family."

– Geraint Thomas

The closing ceremony signifies the end of the 2014 Games, with Team Wales taking home 36 medals, making it the most successful Games to date.


Williams and Cordina make it 34 medals for Wales

Williams (in red) was beaten by India's Devendro Laishram in the Men's Light Fly boxing Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Boxers Ashley Williams and Joseph Cordina have brought Wales's medal tally up to 34 this evening.

Williams won the bronze in the Men's Light Fly boxing after he was beaten by India's Devendro Laishram in the semi-finals.

Joseph Cordina (in red) secured a bronze medal in his semi-final against Scotland's Charlie Flynn Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Cordina also took bronze after losing his bout against Scotland's Charlie Flynn.

Georgie Hockenhull takes Bronze on Beam

Gymnast Georgie Hockenhull has added another medal to Team Wales' collection after finishing third on the balance beam.

Georgie's medal bring Team Wales' total to 31 Credit: PA

Hockenhull finished behind Canada's Elsabeth Black who took Gold and Mary Anne Monckton who took Silver, in a performance that earned her a score of 13.466.

Welsh teammate Elizabeth Beddoe narrowly missed out on a place on the podium finishing fourth.

Hockenhull's medal brings Team Wales' official total to 31- matching their previous record in Manchester. The team are guaranteed at least another three bronzes from boxers Lauren Price, Ashley Williams and Joe Cordina.

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