Meet the Team - Natalie Jones
Get to know gold medal winning Paralympic swimmer and 2012 Paralympian Natalie Jones. Read her Tweets, view images, watch her in action and being interviewed, check out Natalie in numbers, see how her Paralympic rivals compare, and much more.
2008: Bronze in S6 50m Freestyle, SM6 200m Individual Medley, fifth in S6 100m Freestyle
2004: Gold in SM6 200m Individual Medley, 20pt 4x50m Freestyle Relay, fifth in S6 50m Freestyle, S6 100m Backstroke, SB6 100m Breaststroke
2000: Sixth in 20pt 4x50m Freestyle Relay, 10th in SB6 100m Breaststroke
S6 400m Freestyle on 1st September
SM6 200m Individual Medley on 3rd September
S6 50m Freestyle on 4th September
S6 50m Butterfly on 7th September
S6 100m Freestyle on 8th September
Did you know?
- Natalie admits that she can't go anywhere without her teddy. He was given to her at birth by her grandad and goes with her everywhere.
- Natalie’s favourite Paralympian of all time is Sarah Storey. A close friend of Natalie’s, she went to her first Paralympics at the age of 14, and imparted advice on Natalie who went to hers aged 15.
- She is married to British Para-Cyclist Rik Waddon. Both are great fans of football yet support opposing teams, with Natalie a Chelsea season ticket holder and Rik an avid Liverpool fan.
Paralympic veteran Natalie has gained a hoard of medals throughout her international career. Making her Paralympic debut in Sydney 2000, she has since achieved no less than a podium position in SM6 200m Individual Medley at the IPC World Championships ’02, ’06 and ‘10, and IPC European Championships (25m) 2009, and IPC European Championships ’09 and ’11. It was in this event that Natalie came out victorious at the Paralympic Games in Athens 2004, something she yearns to repeat in front of a home crowd this year.