Rhys Jones

Jones started athletics in 2009 and after three years, qualified for a home Paralympic Games in London. Still only 18 at the time, the Welshman finished 8th in the T37 200m final in front of the biggest crowd of his career.

Fast-forward four years and Jones has faced several injury problems in that time including surgery last year. Instead of threatening to derail his career, Jones was selected for the team in Doha where he reached the 100m final.

2014 had been an encouraging year for Jones, winning bronze for his beloved Wales at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow before winning another bronze medal on home soil at the European Championships in Swansea, a few miles from his home town.

Major results

2014 IPC Athletics European Championships, Swansea, Wales
T37 100m
Bronze
2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow, Scotland
T37 100m
Bronze

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