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Alys - Web Team Alys - Web Team | 16:22 UK time, Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Cyclist Rob Partridge

Cyclist Rob Partridge

Sports people from a variety of disciplines are heading to Delhi from north east Wales for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

They include twins Angharad and Megan Phillips, from Denbigh, who are competing in the table tennis event and shooter Cheryl Gizzi from Rhyl.

The 59 year old, who works for Denbighshire County Council, has been shooting for 20 years, but this will be the biggest competition of her life, according to an interview in the Daily Post.

Another set of twins, Jenny and Sian Corish from Carrog, are also part of the shooting team.

Swimmer Lowri Tynan

Swimmer Lowri Tynan

Other competitors include hammer thrower Laura Douglas and swimmer Lowri Tynan from Wrexham and boxer Andrew Wyn Jones from Flintshire.

Wrexham is also sending cyclist Rob Partridge, gymnast Matthew Hennessey (whose mother was a professional in the sport), hockey player Alys Brooks, shooter John Croydon and wrestlers Brett Hawthorn and Kiran Manu.

Alys Brooks is the youngest member of the squad which will end the 12-year women's hockey Commonwealth Games absence at the 2010 competition in Delhi.

There had been doubt over whether the team would be going to Delhi at all but a statement issued by Team Wales states that, having received assurances that the venues are now fit for purpose, athletes will be making the trip.

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