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Thomas, Rosser and Hamer hungry for Commonwealth gold

Swimmers, Jack Thomas, Alex Rosser and Tom Hamer are set to make their mark on the Commonwealth Games after the dazzling Opening Ceremony on Australia’s Gold Coast. Team England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will be amongst 71 nations and territories, supporting 4,500 athletes of the Commonwealth competing across 18 different sports. 

38 medals will be awarded to para-athletes at the Games in athletics, cycling swimming, triathlon, lawn bowls, table tennis and powerlifting. 

Swimming powerhouse and UKSA (UK Sports Association) My Sport, My Voice! Ambassador Jack Thomas is part of Team Wales at the Games. Jack's international career began when he was the youngest swimmer ever selected to the UK Sports Association GB team for the INAS Swimming Championships over 10 years ago.

Jack made his Commonwealth debut at the Glasgow Games in 2014, winning bronze in the S14 200m freestyle event and will be looking to go one better on the Gold Coast. 

Welsh teammate Alex Rosser will make his Commonwealth debut Down Under, swimming alongside Jack in the men's S14 200m freestyle event. Alex will be looking to improve on his fourth place at the World Para Swimming Series final in Berlin last year. 

Paralympic silver medallist and UKSA My Sport, My Voice! Ambassador, Tom Hamer (pictured above) will take to the pool for Team England at Gold Coast 2018. Tom first represented England at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, where he won silver in the men's S14 200m freestyle. 

Tom's career is going from strength to strength and he is considered to be one of swimming's rising stars. He heads to Australia keen to turn 2014 silver into 2018 gold! 

S14 swimming classification is for athletes with a intellectual disability. 

Follow the action of our Home nation stars on the Gold Coast 2018 website. The Games take place from 4-15 April 2018. 

Photo credit: ParalympicsGB