Rhys Jones named for Team Wales in Birmingham


PTVI paratriathlete Rhys Jones has been announced as part of Team Wales for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Birmingham 2022 will see the PTVI classification make its Commonwealth Games debut after paratriathlon was included for the first time in Gold Coast four years ago with PTWC racing.

Jones' announcement comes after he made his international debut for Great Britain in 2020, with 2021 seeing him place second in the national championships and third at World Triathlon Para Cup Alhandra in October.

Welsh Triathlon Head of Performance, Louis Richards, said: “Rhys is due to make history as Wales’ first every paratriathlete at a Commonwealth Games. It has been a privilege to support him as he worked towards qualification and his dedication & professionalism towards his training has been second to none.

"The popularity of paratriathlon in Wales continue to grow and I hope Rhys along with the World Triathlon Para Series event taking place in Swansea later this year will continue to inspire the next generation of Welsh paratriathletes.”

The announcement of Jones means that all three Home Nations will be represented in paratriathlon after England and Scotland made announcements earlier in the year.

Alison Peasgood has been named for Scotland, whilst Dave Ellis (guided by Luke Pollard), Oscar Kelly (guided by Charlie Harding), Katie Crowhurst and Melissa Reid have all been named for England.


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