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The 2021 Loughborough International Team

14/05/2021 00:00, I Mewn Blog / Track & Field /

It's been a whole 2 years since we were able to see our athletes wear the new Welsh vest and compete in the last Loughborough International, and it has been over 18 months since the Manchester International in August 2019, so you can understand our excitement in that we're pleased to announce the 55 squad member team of Welsh Athletes selected to represent Wales at this year's meet in Loughborough.

The competition is a great opportunity to inspire the talented generation of athletes we have in Wales and to gain further high-level experience. The athletes will be excited to show off how hard they have been working in order to qualify for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

"Da iawn i'r holl athletwyr sydd wedi cael eu dewis i gystadlu, a phob lwc!

"Cymru am byth"

Team Sheet:

Men Event Female

Jeremiah Azu

100m Hannah Brier

Dan Beadsley

200m Amy Odunayia

Joe Brier

400m Rhiannon Linington Payne

David Locke

800m Lizzie Harris

James Heneghan

1500m Kate Seary*

Osian Perrin

3000m Beth Kidger

Jonny Hopkins*

3000m S/C Lauren Cooper

Curtis Mathews

110/100mH Caryl Granville

Dai Greene

400mH Caryl Granville

Curtis Mathews

Long Jump Rebecca Chapman

No selection

Triple Jump No Selection

Jonathon Bailey

High Jump Lauren Evans 

Tom Walley

Pole Vault Carys Jones

Dan Cork

Shot Put Adele Nicoll

James Tomlinson

Discus No Selection

Jac Palmer

Hammer Ffion Palmer

Tom Hewson 

Javelin Bethany Moule


*added 21/5/21  

Jeremiah Azu

Dan Beadsley

Sam Gordon

Josh Brown

Kristian Jones

Eli Onyewu

Owain Lloyd Hughes


Hannah Brier

Caitlyn Mapps

Mica Moore

Shannon Malone

Hannah Williams

Amy Odunyayia




Joe Brier

Dai Greene

Owen Smith

Steffan Dylan Jones

Reece Middleton

Liam Mc Givern


Rhiannon Linington Payne

Lauren Williams 

Sian Harry

Caryl Granville

Bronwen Reed

National Coach Chris Jones had this to add:

"Welsh Athletics are delighted and celebrate athletes returning to a high level of competition representing wales at this year’s LIA after such unprecedented difficult times,  I would like to congratulate every athlete and coach on their success at been selected for this year’s event and wish everyone success at this year’s competition.


The challenges we have all faced only make the opportunity of coming together as a welsh team very special as we build towards next year’s commonwealth games and future age group championships.


We all owe a huge thank you to families and friends that have supported all of us through this very difficult journey.


Thank you for  contributing this is  a huge step forward for the sport of athletics in Wales"

Here is a flashback to the 2015 Loughborough International where Hannah Brier ran 23.59 in the 200m!