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Lyn Davies, sportsman with a connection to Wales (Bridgend)

Lyn Davies

Achieved an Olympic gold medal for the long jump.
Connection: Born Nantymoel near Penybont (Bridgend).

comment by:Sandy4
Lynn Davies lived in Commercial Street Nantymoel. I can remember as a young child sitting on his knee and having a photo taken when he visited the Bryant Centre.

comment by:amanda
Lynn Davies is Wales' greatest athlete. His British record stood for more than thirty years. Unlike Colin Jackson he won an Olympic Gold which makes him Wales's greatest athlete.

comment by:paulant
Did Lyn play rugby? Also, could he not run a bit as well?

comment by:JohnAntony
Lyn Davies MBE, won the Gold Medal in the Tokyo Olympics in 1964 a world record that remained unbeaten for thirty four years. President of UK Athletics.