Thursday 10th of August – History made on final day of competition
More history was made on the final day of competition in Trinidad with William Bishop (DSW Para Academy) winning bronze in the men’s T38 long jump, to become the first Welsh para athlete to win a field medal at a Commonwealth Youth Games.
Joseph Berry (Newport Harriers) got the action underway for the final day competing in the men’s 200m final. Berry set a new personal best time in the semi-finals to qualify for the final. The Newport Harrier finished seventh in the final with a time of 22.16 seconds.
After picking up a gold medal on the first day of athletics competition, Tomi Roberts-Jones (DSW Para Academy) was back in action, this time in the men’s T38 long jump. He was joined by William Bishop (DSW Para Academy).
William Bishop (DSW Para Academy) opened his competition with a jump of 4.28m, in the third round the athlete jumped a personal best distance of 4.44m to secure his spot in the bronze medal position.
Fellow Team Wales athlete Tomi Roberts-Jones (DSW Para Academy) opened his competition with 4.19m, he went on to top clear all six attempts, but his first-round jump kept him in fourth position.