PARALYMPIAN Kyron Duke is using his experiences at the London 2012 Games to inspire disabled adults to keep themselves fit and their hearts healthy.
The 19-year-old, who competed in the shot putt and the javelin at the summer extravaganza, is visiting the charity Scope’s Cwmbran centre today to see how a project funded by Heart ResearchUK and backed by food chain Subway, is helping people take part in a range of physical activities.
Kyron, from Cwmbran, is backing the Healthy Heart initiative taken up by Scope with the help of grants funded by Heart Research UK and Subway.
Inspired by the exploits of Kyron and fellow Paralympians during the summer, the Cwmbran centre ran its own games, and people who attend the centre, on Avondale Way, can now take part in activities such as karate, aerobics, belly dancing, tennis, gardening and a wheelchair keep fit club. There are also opportunities to pick up tips about heart health.
In London, Mr Duke, who has the bone growth condition achondroplasia, took part in the F40 javelin and shot putt.