Golden Greene selected for Delhi

20 August 2010

University of Bath-based European champion hurdler Dai Greene has been selected to represent Wales at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games.

The 24-year-old struck gold in the 400m hurdles at the European Championships in Barcelona three weeks ago.

He has now been named in the 22-strong Wales athletics team for October’s Commonwealth Games, along with training partner Rhys Williams, who won silver at the European Championships.

Greene said: “I’m really proud to be selected for Wales for the Commonwealth Games, especially after such a disappointing experience in Melbourne in 2006.

“Four years ago I hoped to be part of the 4x400m relay team but never got the chance to pull on the Welsh vest, after our squad was reduced to just three athletes on the day of the heats. Now being officially selected in an individual event, I can’t wait for the Games to come around.

“After the excitement of winning in Barcelona, I am refocusing on my preparations for Delhi. I hope that with the best possible approach to the Commonwealths, I can produce a performance of similar quality and bring home a medal for Wales!”

Another Bath-based hurdler, Chris Baillie, has been named in the Scotland team for Delhi, where he contests the 110m hurdles.

All three athletes are coached at the Sports Training Village by UKA national event coach – hurdles Malcolm Arnold.

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