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It has been without a doubt a fantastic summer of sport, and although the Olympic flame has been extinguished in London the pride and success of the games will continue to be felt for a long time to come. This e-round up highlights past and present Cardiff Met students who have contributed to that legacy.
Brett Morse

Brett Morse (Sports Development and Coaching) threw a 58.18 in the men's Discus but didn't qualify for the final.

Dai Greene

Dai Greene (Leisure and Sports Management, 2008) came 4th in the Men's 400m Hurdles final just missing out on a bronze medal by just under 2 tenths of a second. Dai also took part in the 4 x 400m Men's Relay event, where GB came 4th with a season's best time of 2.59.53.

Gareth Warbuton

Gareth Warburton (Leisure and Sports Management, 2004) didn't make the final but came 5th in his heats of the Men's 800m.

Helen Glover

Helen Glover (Sport and Exercise Science, 2007) clinched Team GB's first gold of the games by rowing to victory with partner Heather Stanning in the Women's Pair.

Georgina Geikie (Product Design, 2007) competed in the women's 10m Air Pistol and 25m Pistol events but unfortunately didn't make it through to the finals.

The Team GB Women's Basketball didn't qualify following their group games but the three UWIC Archers Jenaya Wade-Fray, Rose Anderson and Stef Collins all played exceptionally well.

Mark Hawkins (Sport and Exercise Science, 2007 and Performance Analysis, 2010) competed in the Team GB Men's Handball. The team failed to make it out of the group stage but with handball being tipped to be one of London 2012's most successful legacy sports, it may feature higher up the ranks in Rio 2016.

Nathan Stephens

In the Paralympics, current student Nathan Stephens (Sports Coaching) had a disappointing end after failing to make the cut after his first two throws were disqualified because his body lifted out of his chair in the F57 Javelin. He appealed the decision which led to the Paralympics GB officials reinstating Stephens' second throw of 37.09m, yet this still left him short of the total that would have been required to earn another three throws.

Aled Sion Davies

Current student Aled Sion Davies (Sport Management) competed in the F42 class Discus winning a gold medal and smashing the European record with a huge distance of 46.14m. He also won a bronze in the F42/44 Shot put with a throw of 13.78m.

Alumnus Stephen Thomas (Sports Development, 2009) competed in the Three-Person Keelboat (Sonar) Sailing event but sadly fell short of the medals finishing 5th after controversially being given a four-point penalty for illegally wiping a keel. 

All current and past students who have competed at an international level are recognised in our Sports Hall of Fame at the Cyncoed Campus.

Yours Sincerely
Alumni Office