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DUKE Kyron
Sport Para athletics, Para powerlifting
NPC Great Britain   
GenderMen
Age27
Place of BirthCwmbran, WAL
Height1.40 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F41
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Rachelle, daughter Rayven-Mae
Residence
Wales
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
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Christchurch, NZL
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 at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. (bbc.co.uk, 20 Aug 2014)
Famous relatives
His cousin Gareth Duke competed in swimming 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 'Get Kids Going' charity that gives children and young adults with an impairment the opportunity to compete in sport. (getkidsgoing.com, 01 Jan 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
5 2012 Shot Put F40 11.24
8 2012 Javelin Throw F40 38.64
5 2016 Shot Put F41 11.41
6 2016 Javelin Throw F41 39.30
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
3 2011 Javelin Throw F40 32.64
3 2013 Shot Put F41 11.64
2 2013 Javelin Throw F41 36.03
  2015 Shot Put F41  NoM
3 2015 Javelin Throw F41 37.99
2 2017 Shot Put F41 12.28
3 2019 Shot Put F41 13.82
Commonwealth Games - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
23 2010 Bench Press 99.9
European Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 Javelin Throw F41 36.70
2 2014 Shot Put F41 11.96
5 2016 Shot Put F40/41 10.50
4 2016 Javelin Throw F40/41 35.71