Commonwealth Games 2014: Dai Greene eyes title defence

Dai Greene insists he would love nothing more than to defend his Commonwealth Games title this summer

Dai Greene insists he would love nothing more than to defend his Commonwealth Games title this summer having finally shaken off his injury curse.

The 28-year-old, who finished fourth in the 400m hurdles at London 2012, has had a torrid time over the last year or so having undergone three hernia operations in nine months.

Unsurprisingly the Welshman has hardly raced this season and insists the task to defend his title from Delhi 2010 hasn’t been made any easier by his lack of race practice.

“I have dreamed of winning the gold medal again and would love to repeat that,” said Greene. “It is tougher now but I will give it my best shot.

“I am just grateful I am fit and healthy again and feeling as good as I have for the last couple of years.”

Brett Morse stands a fantastic chance of a podium spot in the men’s discus, the 25-year-old looking to draw from his experiences in London two years ago.

While boxers Fred Evans and Andrew Selby both stand great chances of winning gold, the former having picked up Olympic silver in London in the men’s welterweight division.

In the pool, Jemma Lowe heads up the Welsh swimmers looking to earn medals in Glasgow as she goes in the 100m and 200m butterfly and the 4×100 medley events.

Olympians Georgia Davies, Ieuan Lloyd and Marco Loughran will also compete and Lowe, a veteran of three Commonwealth Games, insists there is something special about the competition.

“I got bronze at the last Commonwealth Games, so it will be good to do that, or do even better,” said Lowe.

“It’s really good to represent your country and be part of a special competition. It’s a really great experience.”

And on the track, Olympic gold medallist Geraint Thomas will fly the Welsh flag in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.

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