I was born in Queensferry, Flintshire in North Wales. I have Cerebral Palsy and first began playing cricket for Wales, I was even in the team that beat England at Lords in 1996. In 2000 I was selected for the Great Britain Team at the Summer Paralympics, competing in the T38 sprint.
I’ve competed in a number of sports, starting with cricket and then moving onto sprinting. I then represented the Great Britain Paralympics Team in Athens at the Summer Games and then represented them again in Beijing in 2008. I then began concentrate on throwing events, mainly shot putt and discus. I qualified for both events in China finishing 5th and setting my new personal best of 10.35m.
I then went on to represent at the IPC Athletics Championships in New Zealand. I then threw a record throw in discus of 30.62m, yet was unable to beat Na Mi of China, so finished in 2nd place, taking the silver medal.
I then attended my fourth Olympic games in 2012, again representing Great Britain where I took home a bronze medal for a throw of 30.99m. I then went to the Paralympic Games in Rio where I placed fifth overall, with a throw of 28.53m.
I am now in training to represent again in Tokyo in 2020. Any free time that I get is spent at the cinema and I love to read. I also enjoy classical music