9th Nov 2019

Seven Welsh Athletes compete at World Para Athletics Championships

Seven Welsh athletes will compete at the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai over the next week as part of a strong British team of 41.  

With 15 global Gold medals between them Aled Davies, Olivia Breen and Hollie Arnold will all be hoping to increase this already magnificent medal tally. Joining them in Dubai is World Para Athletic European Champions Sabrina Fortune and Harri Jenkins plus DSW Para Academy athletes Kyron Duke and Jordan Howe.

It will be a fifth World Championships for F63 shot putter Aled Davies and Hollie Arnold in the F46 Javelin. Olivia Breen who won Gold at both the 2015 and 2017 World Championships is the only welsh athlete to compete in two events in what is her third world champs and she will contest the T38 long jump and 100m.

Breen is the first welsh athlete to compete tomorrow at 14.06 in the Long Jump.

Viewers in the UK can watch the World Para Athletics Championships on the Channel 4 Paralympic website: https://paralympics.channel4.com 

Welsh athletes included in the British Athletics team for the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai to be held between 7-15 November 2019 are:

 

Competition times are UK Times.

Women:

Hollie Arnold (David Turner)– F46 Javelin (11th November at 14.00)

Olivia Breen (Aston Moore) – T38 Long Jump (9th November at 14.06) & T38 100m (12th November at 16.42)

Sabrina Fortune (Ian Robinson) – F20 Shot Put (14th November at 15.46)

 

Men:

Aled Davies (Ryan Spencer-Jones) – F63 Shot Put (10th November at 16.08)

Kyron Duke (Anthony Hughes) – F41 Shot Put (10th November at 06.45)

Jordan Howe (Kevin Williams) – T35 100m (14th November between 10.17 and 10.30- Heats)

Harri Jenkins (Anthony Hughes) – T33 100m (10th November at 16.27)

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