Matt Bush is World Champion Again in Mexico


Welsh Para star Matt Bush struck gold at the World Para-taekwondo Championships in Mexico at the weekend.

Bush, 34, overcame the USA’s Evan Medell in his final to clinch his second world title having been Britain’s first male Para-taekwondo world champion in 2019.

Wales’ Beth Munro took silver in Veracruz after losing a hard-fought final against Silva De Moura of Brazil.

Munro was also a silver medallist at the 2020 Olympics, but Bush missed the delayed Games in Tokyo in 2021 with a knee injury.



Welsh riders Luke Rowe and Josh Tarling helped ensure Great Britain finished the 2023 UEC Road European Championships at the top of the medal table.

GB came away with two gold and two silver medals, concluding the event with a valiant effort from the elite men’s road race squad, although they were unable to get among the medals in that final event.

In a thrilling race, the British squad of Lewis Askey, Sean Flynn, Rowe, Mark Stewart, Tarling, Ben Turner, Ethan Vernon and Sam Watson were in the mix from the start.

A breakaway of five riders saw the first significant move of the day, with recently crowned elite men’s ITT European champion Tarling involved.

The quintet managed to get a strong 90-second lead up the road.

A crash in the peloton saw a number of riders, including Rowe and Vernon needing bike changes, allowing the lead group to extend their lead to almost two minutes.



The Cardiff Devils suffered defeat as they warmed up for their Elite League season opener at home to Glasgow Clan.

The Devils lost 4-2 at Coventry Blaze in their second Challenge Cup game.

Ian McNulty gave Blaze the lead, but Trevor Cox levelled for the visitors, who had beaten Guildford Flames 4-2 at home in the competition on Saturday.



Swansea Hockey Club lost their first National Hockey League Division One North match of the season at home to Durham University.

Swansea went down 2-0 at Ashleigh Road Playing Fields and now face a trip to play Wakefield in round two.

In the Men’s Premier Division, Cardiff and Met earned a first win of the season with a 3-2 triumph away at Reading.