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Kyron Duke

Athletics | Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F41

Further personal information

Family
Partner Rachelle, daughter Rayven-Mae
Residence
Cwm-brân, WAL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Welsh
Higher education
Trade - Carpenter - Coleg Gwent: Pontypool, WAL

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics at age six.
Why this sport?
He enjoyed the sport from the moment he tried it.
Club / Team
DSW Para Academy: Wales
Name of coach
Anthony Hughes [personal], GBR, from 2008; Josh Clark

General interest

Nicknames
Dukey (Athlete, 06 Dec 2010)
Hobbies
Music, spending time with friends, shooting. (Facebook page, 28 Jun 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the Paralympic Games in 2012 and 2016. (Facebook page, 28 Jun 2019)
Hero / Idol
British Para javelin thrower Nathan Stephens. (Athlete, 06 Dec 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Work hard, play harder." (Facebook profile, 05 Oct 2019)
Other sports
He competed in powerlifting representing Wales at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. (bbc.co.uk, 20 Aug 2014; SportsDeskOnline, 01 Mar 2021)
Famous relatives
His cousin Gareth Duke competed in swimming for Great Britain at the Paralympic Games in 2004 and 2008. (southwalesargus.co.uk, 28 Oct 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 14 Feb 2020)
Impairment
He was born with achondroplasia. (freepressseries.co.uk, 09 Jul 2010)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as an ambassador for the British charity Get Kids Going, which gives children and young adults with an impairment the opportunity to get involved in sport. (getkidsgoing.com, 01 Jan 2015)

FURTHER EDUCATION
He has studied sports massage at Cardiff and Vale College in Wales. (Facebook profile, 12 Oct 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F40 Final 2011-01-28 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F40 Final Round 2012-09-06 5
Men's Javelin F40 Final Round 2012-09-07 8
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F41 Final 1 2013-07-21 3
Men's Javelin F41 Final 1 2013-07-22 2
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F41 Final 1 2015-10-24 9999
Men's Javelin F41 Final 1 2015-10-28 3
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F41 Final Round 2016-09-08 5
Men's Javelin F41 Final Round 2016-09-11 6
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F41 Final 1 2017-07-20 2