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RCT Athletes Return Home From Commonwealth Games

Our 15 local athletes who represented Rhondda Cynon Taf as part of Team Wales at the Commonwealth Games have returned home, with Wales winning a tally of 28 medals – eight Gold, six Silver and 14 Bronze Medals.

There was success for our very-own Jarrad Breen, who won Gold in the Bowls Men’s Pairs. Joel Makin, who won Silver in the Squash Men’s Singles, along with Ross Owen, who won Bronze in the Bowls Men’s Triples.

Councillor Ann Crimmings, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Leisure, said: “The Commonwealth Games was a wonderful spectacle of sport, with thousands of athletes competing at the highest level. I send our congratulations to Jarrad, Joel and Ross on their medal successes and all the RCT competitors who flew the flag for our County Borough on the Commonwealth stage – we are so proud of you all.”

Our other athletes at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham were Becky Lewis (Swimming); Callum Carson (Rugby Sevens); Christie-Marie Williams (Weightlifting); Cole Swannack (Rugby Sevens); Leah Dixon (Cycling); Morgan Sieniawski (Rugby Sevens); Elynor Backstedt-Calvert (Cycling); Owen Jenkins (Rugby Sevens); Paul Brown (Bowls); Rhys Britton (Cycling); Rhys Jones (Athletics); and Callum Evans (Table Tennis).

Posted on 15/08/2022