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1986 - Wales's most successful Commonwealth Games


Wales has its most successful Commonwealth Games taking a total of eight medals in Edinburgh. Kirsty Wade takes both the 800 and 1,500m titles to become the first athlete to win the double in the same games and the first Welsh athlete to take two titles at a single major Games. Silver medals come from Colin Jackson (110m hurdles), Roger Hackney (3,000m steeplechase) and Venissa Head (discus). Bronze medals come from Steve Jones (10,000m), Angela Tooby (10,000m) and the women’s sprint relay team of Helen Miles, Sian Morris, Sallyanne Short and Carmen Smart.