Welsh athletes end Rio Olympics with record-breaking 10 medals

Team GB's Welsh athletes have ended their time at Rio with a record-breaking haul of 10 Olympic medals, including four golds.

It's the best ever performance of Welsh athletes in an Olympic games, surpassing the 7 medals secured at London 2012.

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Open top bus tour for Flint gold medalist Jade Jones

Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Flint Town Council along with Flintshire County Council have big plans to welcome home Olympic Champion Jade Jones.

In recognition of Jade's 2016 Olympic success in Rio, the double Gold medalist will be the guest of honour at a civic reception at Flint Town Hall and will tour her home town in an open top bus.

The event will take place on Saturday 17 September 2016.

We are immensely proud of Jade and her continued success and are looking forward to providing the homecoming she richly deserves. Flint Town Council is ecstatic to be honouring her with this civic reception. We hope Flint people will come down to the Town Hall to show Jade how much we value her continuing outstanding Olympic achievements.

– Councillor Ian Roberts, Mayor of Flint


Team GB athletes prepare for Olympic homecoming

Team GB's record breaking athletes will arrive back in the UK later today to a hero's welcome.

It was a very successful games for Team GB's Welsh contingent. Credit: PA

Great Britain secured a total of 67 medals at the Games in Rio, finishing second in the medals table ahead of China and surpassing the number of medals won in London four years ago by two.

Athletes from Wales also achieved their best ever Olympic tally, bringing home 10 medals across a range of sports including sailing, cycling and rowing.


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.

"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.

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