Carys Parry /

Carys Parry

Date of Birth

24 July 1981

Sport

Hammer

From

Merthyr Tydfil

Biography

A fluent Welsh speaker 29 year-old Carys attended Ysgol Gyfun Cymer in Rhondda and started out her athletics career as a middle distance runner. After getting bored with 'going round and round in circles' she took up the hammer.

Carys finished sixth at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne with a personal best throw of 61.80 metres. She is currently the Welsh record holder and in her spare time Carys is an actor and director.

Her best achievement to date is winning silver at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. She is coached by Lorraine Shaw and her dad.