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Rhys off to flying start

Thursday 9 May 2013

Cardiff's Rhys Williams got his season off to the best possible start, winning an international 400m hurdles in Namur, Belgium, yesterday in his fastest time for three years.

Rhys dominated the race to clock 49.11 secs, almost two seconds ahead of second placer Ben Sumner.

This time makes Rhys, the reigning European champion, the first Welsh athlete to hit the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games ‘A’ standard and in comfortably inside the British Athletics 'A' standard (49.40s) for the World Championships in Moscow this summer.




It makes Williams the leading European by more than a second at this early stage of the season and fifth in the world.

This is a great start for Rhys and augurs well for an excellent season. 

Hopefully Rhys will be in the club's British League team for the opening match of the year at Cardiff International Stadium this Saturday.