Sam Ruddock

At London 2012, Ruddock competed over the short sprints but has transformed into one of the world’s best F35 shot putters after vast improvements in the last couple of years. After concentrating solely on the shot put in 2015, Ruddock alongside his coach Jim Edwards and the rest of his team have worked hard to be among the best in the world.

This was demonstrated in Doha last year Ruddock threw a personal best of 13.75m in the final to introduce himself on the international stage. He threw 13.65m in Grosseto earlier this year during a consistent series which will stand the Loughborough-based athlete with a lot of confidence heading into his second Paralympic Games.

Major results

2016 IPC Athletics European Championships, Grosseto, Italy
F35 Shot Put
Silver

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