Welsh Athletes Ready To Conquer Squash, Cycling, And Boxing Challenges

Harry Corish - Sportin Journalist


The Manchester Open Silver event is set to ignite the squash world as the PSA World Tour returns to England this week. From May 17th to 21st, the National Squash Centre will host an intense battle, featuring 48 talented men and women vying for the prestigious titles on two mesmerizing glass courts.

Meanwhile, Wales’ own Joel Makin, the defending champion of the Manchester Open, will be back to defend his title and showcase his exceptional skills.

However, he will face tough opposition from the likes of the recent World Championship finalists, Ali Farag and Karim Abdel Gawad.

On the women’s side, Wales will be well-represented by the talented duo of Tesni Evans and Emily Whitlock, ready to face fierce competition and make their mark in the tournament.


In the Giro d’Italia, Welshman Geraint Thomas continues to command the race, defying adversity and maintaining his position at the top.

Despite a crash that resulted in fellow Briton Tao Geoghegan Hart sustaining severe injuries during stage 11, Thomas emerged unscathed and resolute.

Wet conditions on a treacherous downhill descent added to the challenge of the race’s longest leg, but Thomas remained undeterred in his quest for victory.

The withdrawal of Remco Evenepoel further elevates Thomas and Roglic as the primary contenders for the Giro title, separated by a mere two seconds.

With Joao Almeida at 22 seconds and Andreas Leknessund at 35, the competition remains fierce.

However, Thomas must navigate the upcoming stages from Borgofranco d’Ivrea to Crans Montana, Sierre to Cassano Magnago, and Seregno to Bergamo to maintain his grasp on the coveted Pink jersey throughout the weekend.


Wales head to Benidorm with a strong squad, ready to make waves at the highly anticipated BOXAM International Tournament. The team boasts an impressive line-up of talented boxers, including the likes of Troy Hayer and Zoe Andrews from Briton Ferry Boxing Club.

Henry Janes representing Torfaen Warriors Amateur Boxing Club, Alfie Lewis hailing from Llandudno Amateur Boxing Club, and Kai Powell proudly representing Pontypool Boxing Club.

Joining them are Corey Jones from Maelor ABC, Mikey O’Sullivan representing Cardigan Amateur Boxing Club Clwb Bocsio Amatur Aberteifi.

Axel Hegarty and Orlando Holley Sotomi from St Joseph’s ABC Newport, Milwyn Lloyd representing Llay ABC, Scott Richards standing tall for Pontypridd Boxing Club, and Owain Harris-Allan representing Apollos ABC will all feature as they represent their country in Spain.