14/08/2016 BBC Wales Today


14/08/2016

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Welsh cycling is celebrating another gold at the Olympics.

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Elinor Barker rode to victory in the team pursuit,

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following on from the gold achieved by fellow Cardiff

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Meanwhile, Abergavenny's Becky James took silver in the keerin.

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The Welsh medal tally has now reached seven,

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From Rio, here's Rhodri Lewellyn reports.

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Another day, another Olympic gold medal for a Welsh cyclist.

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In the team pursuit Elinor Barker from Cardiff sped to

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victory setting another world record emulating family friend Owain Doull

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in the men's team less than 24 hours earlier.

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All that was going through my head in the last lap is I'm going to

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Then I crossed the line and looked up and saw

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the Americans in front of

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us and I thought, we've won, it's actually happened.

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Welsh cyclists have now won five gold medals in the

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I wonder if Elinor Barker's life will

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I hope really that she keeps her feet on the ground.

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That's been really important for us as a family.

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And we'll work hard to make sure she does keep her feet on

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the ground so any time she comes home she will be washing the dishes!

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And there was further velodrome success with Abergavenny's Becky

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James snatching silver with a late surge in the keerin.

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She missed the London Games and then spent the best part of two

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years out with injury and a cancer scare.

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Maybe a little bit too late but I don't know where that speed

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I think I wanted it so much once I got through that first round today.

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I just wanted to come away with a medal.

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Boyfriend, the Wales rugby winger George North,

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I got a bit nervous in the semifinal.

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I don't agree with you at all, David.

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Disappointment for Chloe Tutton and Georgia Davies.

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Great Britain finishing seventh in the

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Becky James was back here today comfortably making it through

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Setting a new Olympic record along the way.

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Having already equaled the seven medals won in England, the Welsh

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athletes look set to break some records in Rio.

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A second body washed ashore in Gwynedd has

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been identified as 15- year-old Waseem Al-Muflehi.

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Wasseem and 14-year-old Yahye Mohamed,

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both from Birmingham, disappeared in the water off

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Yahear's body was found on Friday morning.

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An investigation is underway after 500 dead fish were found

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National Resources Wales say the fish were discovered

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near Llansantffraid-ym Mechan on Friday after a

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Juvenile salmon and a large number of adult

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That's going to take a few years for the

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As part of World War One Centenary commemorations, a new online

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database lists details of the 900 people from Wales who refused to

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Walter Roberts, from Flintshire, was the first conscientious objector

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His niece says they were treated with hostility at the time,

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but now they're seen as victims of the war,

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as much as those who fought on the front line.

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Sent white feathers, got abuse in the street,

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It took a lot of courage to stand up for your

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I'm absolutely certain that there's a greater understanding.

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The amount of interest that's been shown with the

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anniversary of the First World War whereas there was just hostility

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More sport now, and just the one football result

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Two late goals meant a 2-0 home defeat for Cardiff City

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to Queens Park Rangers in the Championship.

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Cardiff managed only one shot on target and have failed to score

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in three games this season - with QPR moving to

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Let's take a look now at what the weather

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Cooler overnight with clouds clearing.

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Dry, fine and warm tomorrow with good spells of sunshine, and

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Wales Today will be back with updates in

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From everyone on the weekend team, thanks for watching.

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Event as this. All will be revealed later when the world for round 10

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seconds will stop, and watch. Hello, good evening, we have got a

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few days of really nice summer weather on the way, is it going to

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be turning really warm across most of the country, temperatures

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