Jade Jones made her international paratriathlon debut in Japan May 2017 and won the ETU European title a month later in Kitzbuhel. She comes from a track athletics background and decided to try triathlon having already competed at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games for Paralympics GB. She is the Commonwealth Champion, having won the Gold Coast 2018 Paratriathlon event.
Jade competes in the PTWC category, meaning that she completes the bike section using a hand bike and the run using a racing chair. She was born without a right femur. She is coached by Dr. Ian Thompson and is based in the north east, where she also attended University Law School (graduated 2018).
Her transition into 2019 after taking home two gold medals in the year prior was a strong one. Jade enjoyed a number of successes in 2019 with victories at the Yokohama ITU World Paratriathlon Series and National Championships in Great Britain. Jade also won bronze at both the Groupe Copley World Paratriathlon Series Montreal in June and the Valencia ETU Paratriathlon European Championships.
Jade decided to try triathlon after seeing the sport debut at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Seeing Andy Lewis win Paralympic gold encouraged her to try something new. Having already used a hand bike for cross training, the key challenge was to work on her swimming.
|14th Sep 2019||2019 Valencia ETU Paratriathlon European Championships||3rd|
|1st Sep 2019||2019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne||4th|
|17th Aug 2019||2019 Tokyo ITU Paratriathlon World Cup||4th|
|28th Jun 2019||2019 Groupe Copley World Paratriathlon Series Montreal||3rd|
|16th Jun 2019||2019 Besancon ITU Paratriathlon World Cup||4th|
|27th May 2019||2019 GBR Paratriathlon National Championships||1st|
|18th May 2019||2019 Yokohama ITU World Paratriathlon Series||1st|
|28th May 2018||2018 Eton Dorney ITU Paratriathlon World Cup||1st|
|7th Apr 2018||2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games||1st|
|15th Sep 2017||2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam||2nd|
|2nd Jul 2017||2017 Altafulla ITU Paratriathlon World Cup||DNS|
|16th Jun 2017||2017 Kitzbühel ETU Triathlon European Championships||1st|
|13th May 2017||2017 Yokohama ITU World Paratriathlon Series||2nd|