SWIMMING: COMMONWEALTH Games bronze medallist David Davies has tipped Welsh teammate Jazz Carlin to make a real impression in her debut at a major games.

The long-distance specialist was edged out by Scotland's David Carry and Canada's Andrew Hurd in the 400m in Melbourne yesterday morning, but still has the 1500m later in the Games to look for improvement.

Fifteen-year-old Swindon swimmer Carlin was part of the Welsh team cheering Davies on from the stands but the roles will be reversed later tonight when Jazz competes in the 800m.

Davies said: "The spirit in the Welsh squad is fantastic at the moment.

"We have some very good youngsters who will learn a lot from this experience.

"Jazz obviously has a great deal of talent and potential. She is still only young but I see no reason why she can't enjoy a good Games.

"A final would be a massive achievement at that age and I don't think that is beyond her."