Two Carmarthenshire athletes have been chosen to represent Wales in athletics at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Ammanford-born Josh Griffiths has been selected alongside Andy Davies to take on the men’s marathon at the sporting event.

Following his success at the London Marathon last year, the 24-year-old will be putting his running shoes back on in April for his biggest challenge to date.

Former Ysgol Dyffryn Aman pupil Josh told The Guardian: “I am really happy and excited to be selected for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.

“We have a really strong team and are all hopeful of performing well."

A team of 21 athletes has been announced to represent Wales at the games, which is set to take place between April 4 and April 15.

In total Wales will be represented by 124 athletes across 11 sports and para-sports.

After his impressive marathon debut of 2:09:49 in Frankfurt last October, Dewi Griffiths, of Llanfynydd, is set to double up on the track and has been selected for the 5000m and 10,000m.

Taking to twitter, Dewi wrote: “It’s finally official. I’ve been selected for the Commonwealth Games for the second time.

“Thank you to everyone who’s helped me along the way. Can’t wait to run my heart out in the Welsh vest of Wales.”

Welsh Athletics head of coaching and performance, Scott Simpson, said: “I’m proud that the work and dedication of the whole team has been recognised by this selection and I’m excited to see how all the athletes perform.

"There is a mixture of youth and experience with 13 athletes selected to make their debuts at the Gold Coast.”