Athletes

Rhys Jones

Rhys made his Games debut at London 2012, competing in the T37 100m and 200m sprints.

  • Events:
    Athletics, Equestrian
  • Home Town:
    Church Village, Rhondda Cynon Taff
  • Lives:
    Tonypandy, Glamorgan
  • Trains:
  • Date Of Birth:
    30/06/1994
  • Games Attended:
    London 12

He first got involved in Athletics in 2008. At the time, he was a member of a pan-disability Football team when he attended a trial with Disability Sports Wales. Rhys enjoyed training sessions from the start and found it a thrill to realise that he could run.

His first competition was the 2008 Junior Disability Sports Event, which was hosted in Blackpool. At this competition, he won four gold medals across a range of events and set a national record in the T37 100m for his age and classification.

At London 2012, Rhys made his Games debut and qualified for his first Paralympic final of his career in the T37 200m. He recorded a season's best time of 24.68 seconds to finish 8th.

Outside of his training commitments, Rhys is a keen footballer and coaches the disability Football team that he used to play for. He supports Manchester United FC.

Currently studying for his A-Levels, Rhys has ambitions to work with disabled children in the future.

Rhys cites team-mates Aled Davies and Nathan Stephens as his sporting inspirations.

He has cerebral palsy.

  • Major Results
  • 2012 London Paralympic Games
  • T37 100m: 13th (rd1 ht1)
    T37 200m: 8th
     
  • 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships, Lyon, France
  • T37 100m: 7th
    T37 200m: 8th

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