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Nathan Stephens Makes TeamGB

July 10, 2012

World Paralympic javelin record holder Nathan Stephens is among a record 38-strong Welsh contingent in the Team GB squad at the London Paralympic Games.

The F57 javelin world champion, who raised the world record to 41.37 metres at the 2011 Czech Athletics Open, is a strong medal hope in a 13-strong Welsh athletics squad.

At Beijing, 31 Welsh athletes competed.

Tracey Hinton, who recently won two golds at the European Championships, will be competing in her sixth Games.

The 42-year-old, who is blind, made her debut in Barcelona in 1992 and has won three silvers and three bronzes during her Paralympic career so far.

Both are among 13 Welsh participants named in the British Paralympic Association’s 49-strong athletics team for the Games with 50 days to go to the start of the showpiece.

The young Welsh team includes six members that are aged 21 or under.

The athletics announcement completes the line up for the ParalympicsGB team in London which will feature 288 athletes, alongside a further 13 team members, including sighted goalkeepers, tandem riders and guide runners.

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