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Much to be proud of!

In terms of elite sporting success, Wales has much to be proud of.

At Glasgow 2014 Wales returned with a record breaking 36 medals - including 5 Gold medals. Frankie Jones became the first ever Welsh athlete to claim 6 medals in one Commonwealth Games, winning 1 Gold and 5 Silvers and Jazzcarlin became the first Welsh female swimmer in 40 years to win swimming Gold. There were so many highlights.

You can check out this infographic to find out a few facts and figures or find out more on the Team Wales website.

Our Elite Sport Strategy sets out an ambitious and challenging pathway for sport in Wales.

We, along with out partners, believe that we should continue to challenge ourselves not only to maintain our success but to build on it. We want to measure our success not solely against the other nations in the UK, but ona global level and become and example for how success in elite sport can be developed and sustained.

We want Wales to be seen as a nation of champions, where winning is expected, talent developed, and success is promoted and celebrated across a wide range of sports.

Focus 2014 

We support, fund and deliver Institute services to the Ten Elite Welsh sports to deliver medals in the current Commonwealth cycle and oversee their preparation for the next.

We also provide support for any Welsh athlete and their programme that is capable of delivering Olympic, Paralympic or Commonwealth medals in the current cycle at their request.

What support do we provide?Hydropool

Our highly skilled team provide support and advice to welsh athletes in 3 main areas:

We pulled together an infographic in the lead upto Glasgow to showcase just how our sport science and medicine team are making a difference.

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