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wales

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Capital
Cardiff

Population
2,920,000

Independence
N/A
National sports hero
Neil Jenkins (rugby union)

Watch out for
Christian Malcolm (100m)

Ever-present since 1930, Wales have picked up 40 gold medals in total as part of their tally of 165.

Last time, the Welsh team of 191 athletes came home with three golds – Kelly Morgan (badminton), Iwan Thomas (400m) and Desmond Davies (shooting).

Their strength in recent years has come on the track.

Did you know?
Welsh long-jumper Lynn Davies’ British record mark of 8.23m – recorded in 1968 - stood for 34 years until it was broken this year by England’s Chris Tomlinson.

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