Commonwealth Games Wales

Wales at the Games

Wales made its Commonwealth Games debut in Hamilton, Canada in 1930 and is only one of six nations to have taken part in every Games since that time. In 1958, Wales hosted its first and only Commonwealth Games to date.

The Commonwealth Games are the only major sporting event where Wales takes part as a separate entity and for many athletes it is the only opportunity they have to represent Wales.

Overall, Wales has won a total of 270 medals since the first Games with 57 gold, 86 silver, and 127 bronze, placing Wales tenth amongst the all-time tally of medals.

It wasn’t until 1938 in Sydney that Wales secured its first Gold Medal, which came in athletics and boxing. The most gold medals scored in a single Game by Wales were 10, in Auckland 1990.

To date, our largest medal haul was at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, in which Wales won 36 medals - five of them gold. This made the 2014 Team Wales the most successful Welsh squad in sporting history.

Since the first Games in 1930, the Welsh Team has significantly grown; in 1938 only 22 Welsh athletes took part but this number has continually grown to 228 Welsh athletes competing in the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Over the years, Commonwealth Games podiums have seen the likes of Welsh sporting greats such as Lynn Davies, Nicole Cooke, Colin Jackson, Iwan Thomas, David Davies, Berwyn Price, Jamie Baulch, David Roberts, Kelly Morgan, Tanni Grey Thompson and Dai Greene fly the flag for Wales.