20th Aug 2021

TOKYO 2020 | Wales' Talented 21

Wales’ Talented Twenty-One At The Tokyo Paralympic Games

 

Once more, Dragons will add to the Lions roar in Tokyo!

Our Mystical Celtic Dragons are there to dominate and to win!

We are in Tokyo – so let the Paralympic Games begin!

 

Twenty-one athletes from Wales will compete at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo (24 August – 5 September) while the Welsh contingent will represent 10% of the total number of athletes representing Paralympics GB in Japan.

 

And it could be a record-breaking Golden Games for the Welsh athletes – as we have medal hopefuls right across 12 different sports.

 

“Every four years I have the immense honour and pleasure to congratulate and observe our Welsh ParalympicGB performers in a Paralympic Games. Like many Olympians it is the pinnacle of an athlete’s career in their chosen sport and discipline,” says Anthony Hughes MBE, Disability Sport Wales’ Performance Manager.

 

“This year in Tokyo it will be even more of a pleasure to watch the Welsh talented twenty-one athletes compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in spite of additional challenges they may have faced to get to Tokyo through Covid”

 

“As Performance Manager at Disability Sport Wales heading up the Performance Pathway Programme; to see the fruits of our labours, the programmes and officer interventions is utterly amazing to observe on the world stage.”

 

To learn more about each athlete please visit: https://tokyo2020.disabilitysportwales.com/

 


 

The talented 21 Welsh athletes are:

 

Hollie Arnold – Javelin

James Ball – Cycling

Olivia Breen – Sprint & long jump

Gemma Collis-McCann – Wheelchair fencing

Aled Davies – Shot Put

Kyron Duke – Shot Put

Sabrina Fortune – Shot Put

Jack Hodgson – Judo

Harri Jenkins – Sprint

Paul Karabardak – Table Tennis

Tom Matthews – Table Tennis

Beth Munro – Taekwondo

Dave Phillips – Archery

Ben Pritchard – Rowing

Jim Roberts – Wheelchair rugby

David Smith – Boccia

Josh Stacey – Table Tennis

John Stubbs - Archery

Laura Sugar – Canoeing

Harrison Walsh – Discus

Georgia Wilson – Dressage

 

UPDATED: Unfortunately, though selected to compete for ParalympicsGB, Rob Davies (Table Tennis) and Matt Bush (Taekwondo) have had to withdraw through injury. Disability Sport Wales would like to wish both athletes a speedy recovery, and look forward to supporting them at future competitions.

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