24 year-old Claire Williams from Carmarthen won her first
Paralympic medal at the London 2012 Games; a bronze in the F12
London wias Claire's third Paralympics Games. She made her debut
in Athens having competed in Beijing, the World Championships in
New Zealand and taking bronze in the Europeans, Holland.
Claire is currently leading the IPC World ranking with a throw
over 43 metres in her F12 classification. This puts her in a strong
position going into the London Paralympic Games.
Claire will return to Wales post London to enrol her daughter in
to a Welsh school; the same school she herself attended as a
She switched from Jujitsu to athletics at the age of 12 and was
Welsh Schools Champion for hammer and discus.
She is the UK record holder in the discus as well as the British
champion and has also been junior World record holder. In 2004 she
was the youngest Welsh athlete to compete at a Paralympic Games and
threw a personal best of 35.26m.
In Beijing she repeated her performance from the 2004 Athens
Paralympics, placing fifth in the discus. Claire placed sixth in
the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships in New Zealand.
Outside of athletics she admits there is little time for any
other hobbies except supporting the Welsh Rugby team. GB athlete,
Kenny Churchill is her partner; and together they have a daughter,
Gracie, who was born in October 2007.