Philippa Roles

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Philippa Kate Roles (born 1 March 1978) is a Welsh discus thrower.

Born in Neath, she studied at Neath Port Talbot College and is resident in London. Roles works for the train operating company Southern as a train driver on the London Metro services servicing South London. She represents Swansea Harriers at club level.[1]

Her personal best throw is 62.89 metres, achieved in June 2003 in Loughborough. This places her third on the British outdoor all-time list, behind Meg Ritchie and Venissa Head.[2]

On Wednesday 16 July 2008, Philippa appeared as Jonny Saunder's guest in the feature "Who's in the Locker, Cocker?" on Chris Evans' BBC Radio 2 Drivetime Show.

She is 5 ft 10 inches tall and weighs 88 kg.

Achievements[edit]

Year Tournament Venue Result Extra
1998 Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 6th [3]
2001 Universiade Beijing, China 6th
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, England 4th [4]
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 6th [5]

2010 Commonwealth Games, Delhi, India 4th Place.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Skeels, Robert (19 June 2008). "Athletics: Euro role for Philippa". Neath Guardian. Retrieved 15 July 2008. 
  2. ^ UK All-Time Lists: Women - Throws - GBR Athletics
  3. ^ 1998 Commonwealth Games, women's athletics results - Sporting Heroes
  4. ^ 2002 Commonwealth Games, women's athletics results - Sporting Heroes
  5. ^ 2006 Commonwealth Games, women's athletics results - Sporting Heroes

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