Welsh athletes enjoyed another successful Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, finishing 11th in the Athletics medal table and helping Team Wales to a 7th placed finish on the overall medal table.
The Welsh Athletics team picked up 5 medals at the Games (including 2 gold medals) which equals their best tally after winning 5 medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. In addition to the five medallists, another 9 athletes secured top 8 finishes in their respective events with over 70% of the Athletics team finishing equal to or above their ranking going into their events.
Welsh Athletics Highlights from the Gold Coast
- Five Medals (2 Gold, 3 Bronze)
- One World Record
- Two Commonwealth Games Records
- Two British Records
- Four Personal Bests
The 2018 Games also marked the first time that the para and able-bodied athletics team was fully integrated and was the Games with the highest athletics standard ever. An indication of this is the fact that 26 different countries won the 174 medals available in the sport of Athletics, which highlights the strength across nations in the Commonwealth within the sport. There is no doubting that Athletics made a valuable contribution towards the medal objectives that were set for Team Wales.