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.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Great Britain and  Wales
1995 European Junior Championships Nyíregyháza, Hungary 12th 44.84 m
1996 World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 16th (q) 46.48 m
1997 European Junior Championships Ljubljana, Slovenia 3rd 50.62 m
1998 Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 6th 54.10 m
1999 Universiade Palma de Mallorca, Spain 15th (q) 54.82 m
European U23 Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 4th 55.37 m
2001 Universiade Beijing, China 6th 55.02 m
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, United Kingdom 4th 57.65 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 18th (q) 58.83 m
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 6th 58.38 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 27th (q) 57.44 m
2010 Commonwealth Games Delhi, India 4th 57.99 m


  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

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