‘Sport has always been a huge part of life, and after losing both my legs after a train accident at the age of 9 it became my main driver for to success and acceptance, and to prove to myself and others that no matter what life throws at you there is always a way through with the right mind set and outlook.
During my sporting career I had many highs and lows, from winning gold medals at major games, and breaking world records, to suffering almost career ending injuries and failures at Paralympics Games; I feel all these experiences allows me to best prepare the athletes I work with in current role within Disability Sport Wales as their Performance Pathway Senior Officer.
I am extremely excited to be a part of the board for Weightlifting Wales, I feel that with this appointment I can give back to the organisation after they gave me a fantastic opportunity to put on the red jersey of Wales and compete at my first Commonwealth Games in 2018. I want to help the organisation grow and increase opportunities for Disabled athletes to compete in this fantastic sport which will hopefully lead to more Welsh athletes achieve their goals with sport."
2006 Winter Paralympic Games Turin (Ice sledge Hockey)
2008 Summer Paralympic Games Beijing (Athletics – 4th Javelin)
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships ( Gold F57 Javelin)
2011 F57 Javelin world record holder
2012 Summer Paralympic Games London (Athletics)
2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast (Para Powerlifting)