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A selection of stars from the Welsh Gymnastics’ community are among the 130 people who have been invited to carry the Queen’s Baton as it comes to Wales this week.  

Selected for their community contribution and achievement in the world of sport, Welsh Gymnastics would like to send huge congratulations to the coaches and gymnasts that are representing Wales.

The gymnasts are taking part in a four-day tour of Wales that covers 350 miles, the largest Welsh relay to date carrying the Commonwealth Games Baton.

If you’d like to see the team in action, more information on the route can be found here. The following gymnasts are carrying the baton:

·         Holly Jones (Swansea) – 5th Sept

·         Jeff Savoury (Barry) – 5th Sept

·         James Savoury (Barry) – 5th Sept

·         Charday Fury (Fantastic Gymnastics) – 5th Sept

·         Lawrence Johnson (Monmouth) – 6th Sept

·         Zoe Cripwell (Monmouth) – 6th Sept

·         Frankie Jones (Royal Mint) – 6th Sept

·         Shannon Williams (Pontypridd) – 6th Sept

·         Ellie Louise Dowkes Burgess (Dolgellau) – 8th Sept

·         Bedwyr Meurig Hughes (Dolgellau) – 8th Sept

·         Elain Grisial Hughes (Dolgellau) – 8th Sept

The baton relay was launched at Buckingham Palace on Commonwealth Day on March 17th and contains a message to the Commonwealth and its athletes from the Queen.

Holly Jones carrying the Queen's baton
Holly Jones carrying the baton for Wales

This Gold Coast 2018 relay will be the longest in Commonwealth Games history and will covering around 230,000km over 388 days, visiting the six Commonwealth regions. It will land in Australia in December.

Helen Philips, who is Chair of both Commonwealth Games Wales and Welsh Gymnastics, said: "It's a great honour to be chosen as a baton bearer, and everyone who's been selected should feel extremely proud. 

"All of those carrying the Baton in Wales are exceptional individuals, who promote community life and inspire others to achieve in all kinds of fields.” 

Well done to all those who were selected and who are representing the gymnastics community.