By James K. Attaglo Wilson
Sally Peake is heading to her third Commonwealth Games having been selected among a strong 21-man team to represent Wales at the Gold Coast 2018 Games in Australia.
Hammer thrower [Carys Parry] is set for her fourth Games and will take on the role of both athlete and coach in Australia as she also guides newly-crowned Welsh men’s hammer record-holder Osian Jones.
The 2010 400m hurdles champion Dai Greene has also been selected, provided he achieves a Commonwealth Games A standard before the team’s departure in March.
Long jumper Rebecca Chapman will head to her first Games as the proud holder of the Welsh record having added 2cm to Gill Regan’s 35-year-old mark with 6.54m last summer.
David Omoregie and Caryl Granville will compete in hurdles events, while Seren Bundy-Davies, like Greene, is chasing a qualifying mark prior to the Games to confirm her selection over 400m.
Six para-athletes were announced as part of Team Wales in November and include Paralympic and world javelin gold medallist Hollie Arnold and long jump world champion Olivia Breen.
Below is the names of athletes to represent Team Wales:
1500m: Tom Marshall, Rowan Axe
Steeplechase: Jon Hopkins, Ieuan Thomas
5000m: Dewi Griffiths
10,000m: Dewi Griffiths
110m hurdles: David Omoregie
400m hurdles: Dai Greene*
Decathlon: Ben Gregory
Marathon: Andy Davies, Josh Griffiths
Hammer: Osian Jones
400m: Seren Bundy-Davies*
1500m: Melissa Courtney
5000m: Melissa Courtney
100m hurdles: Caryl Granville
400m hurdles: Caryl Granville
Marathon: Caryl Jones, Eli Kirk
20km race walk: Bethan Davies, Heather Lewis
Long jump: Rebecca Chapman
Pole vault: Sally Peake
Hammer: Carys Parry
Athlete selection is conditional on achieving a Commonwealth Games A standard.
The 2018 Commonwealth Games will take place in Queensland, Australia from April 04-15.
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