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Paralympics

Paralympic Medals made by Royal Mint in Wales

Wales forms a strong and successful contingent of the Paralympic Team GB Squad.

In the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, Welsh athletes won 10 Gold medals, 3 Silver and 1 Bronze – contributing 25% to the whole Team GB Gold Medal haul. 

38 Welsh athletes made the Paralympic-GB squad for London 2012, a record number and higher than the welsh contingent in the Olympic GB squad for London 2012. They were outstanding, gaining an astounding 15 medals; in fact, if Wales had competed as a nation in the London 2012 games then in terms of medals per head, Wales would have been the most successful nation.

Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson is one of the world’s most successful Paralympians. She won 16 medals between 1988 and 2004

26 Welsh athletes were selected for the Rio 2016 Paralympic-GB squad. Of course, we were proud of the whole squad especially the Welsh contingent who brought home 7 medals, including an amazing 4 Gold medals! Rachel Morris claimed Gold with a victory in the para-rowing arms-shoulders single sculls. Aled Sion Davies lived up to the pressure and came away with Gold in the F42 shot put. Hollie Arnold took Gold in style, throwing a world record in the F46 javelin and Rob Davies won Gold in the table tennis.

Winter Paralympic Games

Chris Lloyd and Menna Fitzpatrick competed as part of the British Team at the 2018 games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Chris won the Disability Sport Wales Emerging Athlete of the Year Award for 2018. Menna Fitzpatrick, with guide Jen Kehoe, won slalom gold at the games. Menna was the flag bearer at the closing ceremony.