Rhys Jones /

Rhys Jones

Date of Birth

30 June 1994

Sport

Athletics

From

Tonypandy

Biography

Rhys came through the DSW Community programme, when he was identified by a Development Officer. Performance Manager, Anthony Hughes invited him to try out in the athletics academy, and instantly knew he would become a star.

He has travelled with the DSW academy athletics squads, including camps at Alicante and Berlin. He has progressively got quicker since the London 2012 test event in the Olympic/Paralympic Stadium in May 2012.

As Rhys continued to get quicker, he was selected for the UKA Development Squad in November 2011. Rhys was a nominated torch bearer and carried the flame through Briton Ferry in May 2012. He is a young and experienced talent; London will be his first Paralympic Games.

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