Day 5 Highlights
38 athletes across 4 sports, Team Wales athletes have certainly proved their position amongst the strongest athletes across the Commonwealth.
The Welsh swimmers continued to dominate in the pool with Wales competing in 9 heats and 5 finals. 14-year-old Theodora Taylor continued to make her mark in the Games with a further 2 medals on Day 5. In the 200m Individual Medley heat she came second and finished 3rd in the final with a time of 2:19.59. She also stepped up with a silver medal in the 50m Freestyle, finishing in 25.54.
Holly Marshall continued her strong form in the 200m Butterfly, third in her heat and an impressive 5th in the final with a time of 2:21.55. Solomon Williams also made the Finals in the 200m Individual Medley, finishing 8th, 2:07.20.
Mabli Collyer, Sophie Davies and Rhydian Arch also flew the flag for Wales in the heats, with Mabli finishing 4th in the 200m Individual Medley, Sophie also finished 4th in the 50m Freestyle and a 5th finish for Rhydian in the 200m Butterfly. Solomon Williams also competed in the 50m Freestyle, finishing in 5th position.
The 4 x 100m Medley team just missed out on the podium, with Holly Marshall, Max Anderson, Solomon Williams and Theodora Taylor coming in 4th.
Over at the Velodrome in Couva, Trinidad, Lowri Richards displayed an incredibly solid performance in the 7.5km Scratch Race, finishing in 4th position. Sam Fisher was starting the 3000m Individual Pursuit knowing he had his spot on the podium; he got pipped at the finish line by Scotland, winning Wales’ 2nd Cycling silver medal of the Games with a time of 3:25.597.
There was action over at the Athletics Stadium in Port of Spain, with Joe Berry finishing the Semi Final in a super 2nd place in a time of 21.57, securing his place in tomorrow’s Final. Sophie Lisk made her Commonwealth debut in the 100m Hurdles, finishing 5th in 14.00.
Day 6 marks the final day of competition for the Trinbago 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games, and Team Wales will continue the action at the Velodrome and the Athletics stadium ahead of the Carnival themed Closing Ceremony on Friday.