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.
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 attends University Law School.
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 challenege was to work on her swimming.
|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|