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More sporting success for Wales

Another victory for Wales in the Rugby World Cup this weekend after an impressive 66-0 win over Fiji. The team’s success in the last of the group matches means that Wales have secured place in the quarter finals where they will take on Ireland on Saturday in Wellington.

Once again, it’s not only rugby success for Wales. In football, Swansea City claimed a 2-0 victory over Stoke- their second win of the Premier League at home at the Liberty Stadium.

In Taekwondo, World Championship silver medallist Jade Jones won her first British Open title in Manchester on the weekend. The 17-year-old from north Wales, beat world number five Marlene Harnois of France 10-8.

There was more victory for Wales in Manchester, at the National Track Championships, where Welsh duo Becky James and Jon Mould both claimed senior titles. James won her first National Womens Sprint Championship on day 3 followed by claiming her 2nd title on day 4 of the Championships with a comfortable win in the womens Kierin event.

We’ve also seen another world record here in Wales. Mountain biker, Dave Buchanan, has set a Guinness world record with a gruelling non-stop ride across Wales and back. Buchanan, 41, from Hengoed, Caerphilly, finished his trip in just over 59 hours, covering 721 km (448 miles), while climbing the height equivalent of Mount Everest two and half times. He set a new record category by cycling 571 km (355 miles) between Cardiff and Caernarfon in 48 hours. Guinness World Records confirmed the ride last week.