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Sunwise Ambassador - Morgan Jones

Morgan Jones

Background

Morgan got in to athletics at the age of 15 maybe 16. Before his time in athletics he used to play a lot of rugby and badminton and generally kept himself active. His decision to get into athletics came after meeting some of the coaches from Disability Sport Wales. They believed he would be good at athletics and on their advice he gave it a go. Ever since he has been hooked! Morgan first tried his hand at discus throwing but quickly realised that he was much more suited to jumping and sprints. Since this switch in events he has been training full time for the last 4 years! Alongside his own training he has now begun to help the next generation of athletes in the Disability Sport Wales Para Academy by coaching a group of sprinters three times per week.

Current Personal Best Performances and Rankings

100 m – 12.05 s. 2017 Season World Rank – 15th. 2017 Season Commonwealth Rank – 5th (as of 09/05/2017)

200 m – 24.13 s. 2017 Season World Rank – 8th (as of 09/05/2017)

Long jump – 5.97 m. British record in T47 classification. 2017 Season World Rank – 5th (as of 09/05/2017)

Triple Jump – 12.11 m. British record in T47 classification.

Competitive Highlights

British University Championships 2013-2017

2013/14 – Gold Medal Long Jump; Silver Medal 100 m

2014/15 – Gold Medal Long jump; Silver Medal 100 m

2015/16 – Gold Medal Indoor 60 m; Gold Medal Indoor Long Jump; Bronze Medal 100 m; Bronze Medal 200 m; Bronze Medal Long Jump

2016/17 – Gold Medal Indoor 60 m; Bronze Medal 100 m

English Championships (including British Disability Championships)

2013/14 – Silver Medal Long Jump

2014/15 – Silver Medal Long Jump

Welsh Championships

2014/15 – Silver Medal Indoor Triple Jump

2017 Goal

Morgan is not currently focusing on horizontal jumps as there is the opportunity to compete at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in 100 m, providing he achieves and maintain the required Commonwealth ranking (top 8) during the 2017 summer season. To help achieve this goal he has begun training with a group of Welsh Para sprinters, coached by Christian Malcolm.

Sunglasses

Morgan wears our Wellington GS White sunglasses as he says they are a perfect blend between casual and sporty. This allows him to wear the glasses whilst on the track as well as on the golf course. With Morgan going to events all around the world our Chromafusion 2.0 lenses suit his needs perfectly, adapting to the different light conditions he will face at each event.

Keep up to date with Morgan's training, progress and event standings by following his Social Media Profiles



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