1958 - Cardiff hosts The British Empire and Commonwealth Games
The British Empire and Commonwealth Games is held at Cardiff Arms Park with John Merriman taking the 6 miles silver medal for Wales in an epic tussle with Australia’s Dave Power. Three world records were set in the biggest athletics spectacular to come to Wales. Eleven British and Commonwealth records, nine UK all-comers’ records, sixteen UK national records and twenty six Welsh all-comers records were also set.
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