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Four Welsh Athletes Selected to Represent GB & NI at the World Para Athletics Championships in Kobe, Japan

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12/04/2024 00:00, In Blog /

The Great Britain and Northern Ireland squad has been announced for the World Para Athletics Championships in Kobe, Japan between the 17-25 May 2024.

Reigning world champions Hollie Arnold (Blackheath & Bromley), Aled Davies (Cardiff), and Sabrina Fortune (Deeside) all join the team competing at the Championships in Japan next month alongside Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Harrison Walsh (Swansea).

Chris Type, Head of Performance at Welsh Athletics shared:

Congratulations to all four athletes selected for Kobe World Para Championships. Once again to have such a high quality group of Welsh athletes selected into the team is testament to the continued drive for success by each athlete, coach and their support team.


Kobe marks the start of the business end of 2024 clearly showing where each athlete is in readiness for the Paralympic games in Paris.

The Great Britain and Northern Ireland team for the World Para Athletics Championships in Kobe, Japan, 17-25 May 2024:



Fabienne André (Richard Chiassaro, Harlow AC) – T34 100m and 800m

Hollie Arnold (Scott Knighton, Blackheath & Bromley) – F46 Javelin

Hannah Cockroft (Paul Moseley, Leeds) – T34 100m and 800m

Sabrina Fortune (Ryan Spencer-Jones, Deeside) – F20 Shot Put

Ali Smith (Guildford & Godalming) – T38 100m and 400m

Mel Woods (Rodger Harkins, Red Star) – T54 400m, 800m and 1500m



Columba Blango (Chris Zah, Shaftesbury Barnet) – T20 400m

Jonathan Broom-Edwards (Bethan Partridge, Newham and Essex Beagles) – T64 High Jump

Aled Davies (Ryan Spencer-Jones, Cardiff) – F63 Shot Put

Mo Jomni (Jenny Archer, Weir Archer Academy) – T53 400m and 800m

Nathan Maguire (Ste Hoskins, Kirkby AC) – T54 400m, 800m and 1500m

Owen Miller (Steven Doig, Fife) – T20 1500m

Dan Pembroke (John Trower, Windsor Slough Eton Hounslow) - F13 Javelin

Marcus Perrineau-Daley (Jenny Archer, Weir Archer Academy) – T52 100m

Kevin Santos (Mike Utting, City of Norwich) – T47 100m

Zac Shaw (Leon Baptiste, Cleethorpes) – T12 100m

Harrison Walsh (Ryan Spencer-Jones, Swansea) – F64 Discus

Thomas Young (Joe McDonnell, Charnwood) – T38 100m


Good luck to all the athletes competing.