Nathan Stephens /

Nathan Stephens

Date of Birth

11 April 1988

Sport

Athletics

From

Bridgend

Twitter

@JAVELINSTEPHENS

Biography

Nathan is a clear cut medal contender for the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The javelin star missed out on a medal at the Beijing Paralympics in 2008. He made up for this disappointment by winning gold at the IPC Athletics World Championships in New Zealand in 2011.

2011 was a good year for Nathan as he went on to break the F57 javelin World Record with a best distance of 41.37m at the Czech Athletics Open in Olomouc in August.

This places him as favourite when the Games roll into London in 2012.

Before committing to athletics, Nathan showed promise in a number of sports. He even travelled to the 2006 Winter Paralympic Games in Turin as part of the GB sledge hockey team.

It was Nathan's ninth birthday when he tried to board a freight train. His left leg was amputated at the hip and his right was severed below the knee.

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