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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.