During what has been a truly spectacular summer of sport, Wales has once again punched above its weight, with a total of 21 medals so far from our Olympic and Paralympic athletes, contributing to record hauls for TeamGB and ParalympicsGB.
The Minister said,
“It is truly an honour to be asked to attend this medal ceremony in what I am sure will be remembered as the finest Paralympic Games in history. I have been lucky enough to be present at two wonderful evenings of athletics over the summer, but to present medals in this magnificent Olympic Stadium, to these elite competitors, is something I will never forget.”
F57 athletes have a severe impairment affecting one leg or the loss of limbs. They have to compensate for significant asymmetry in power from the legs. World Champion Nathan Stephens from Bridgend will be competing in the event.
Mr Lewis added,
“Of course, I would love to be presenting the gold medal to a fellow Welshman at the end of the evening, but wish all those taking part the very best of luck in the competition. You have all worked incredibly hard to qualify for and compete at the Paralympics and this is a wonderful moment for all of you.”
All Welsh Olympic and Paralympic competitors will be honoured at a special homecoming event organised by the Welsh Government and National Assembly for Wales at the Senedd on Friday September 14th.
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