Meet the Team - Morgyn Peters
Get to know first-time Paralympic swimmer Morgyn Peters. Read his Tweets, view images, watch him in action, check out Morgan in numbers, see how his Paralympic rivals compare, and much more.
S9 100m Backstroke on 31st August
Did you know?
- Morgyn competes in the S9 classification after having his left leg amputated below the knee at birth.
- He isn't the first in his family to be involved with disability sport - his grandad played a pivotal role in Disability Golf in Wales.
- While he lives in Beaconsfield and trains at Millfield, he was born in Cardiff became an inaugural member of the Disability Sport Wales Academy in 2006.
Morgyn Peters will make his international debut at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, having shown rapid improvement in the S9 classification. He reached a world ranking of 13 in the 2010 season, peaking with a 1:07.50 personal best to win gold for England South at the UK School Games in Sunderland. After racing sparingly in 2011, he returned to the fold in 2012, blitzing his pbs over 100m Freestyle and his favoured 100m Backstroke. He reaeched the MC 100m Backstroke final at the 2012 British Gas Swimming Championships and while his personal best effort for fifth in the final was 0.21 seconds short of the competitive Paralympic Selection Time, he sufficiently impressed selectors to be given his debut Paralympic nomination.