Fiona Reid, CEO of Disability Sport Wales said; “It has been a challenging period of time, but the focus, determination and resilience of each and every Paralympian has been phenomenal. We are incredibly proud of the achievements of all 22 of the Welsh athletes/athletes living in Wales who represented ParalympicsGB in Tokyo. Making up 10% of the team, and bringing home 14 medals (11% of the total tally) continues to demonstrate the impact that Welsh athletes make on the world stage.
“It was also fantastic to know, despite families and loved ones not being out in Tokyo with the athletes as they would normally have been, that the coverage through Channel 4 was so exceptional; making para sport that accessible, and having the calibre of athletes we have is what inspires and informs people about what is out there, and what is possible.”
Brian Davies, Director at Sport Wales added: “We always knew that these would be the Games like no other, and once the sport started they definitely delivered some truly iconic sporting moments. From first Paralympic or Olympic appearances, to history making performances; every one of these athletes, and the teams behind them should be incredibly proud of themselves. Following on from a difficult couple of years, we hope that their performances will have helped Wales to rekindle a love for sport or to try a new way of getting active.”