Thu 3rd Oct 2019
Jeremy Clifton was selected to compete for Great Britain at the World Transplant Games in Newcastle/Gateshead in the 40-49 age category. The Games took place from the 17th – 23rd August and include a wide range of sporting events.
Jeremy had a very successful games, winning gold in the javelin (35.58m), silver in the discus (30.60m) and the high jump (1.58m) and bronze in the shot (10.23m). The winners of the shot, discus and high jump had to break World Transplant Games age group records so the events were very competitive.
This is the 4th time Jeremy has competed at the Games and has now won 17 medals in total.
Further info on the games can be found here http://worldtransplantgames.org/games/. The purpose of the Games is to promote the need to raise public awareness of organ and tissue donation and to ultimately encourage people to join the organ donor register and the Anthony Nolan register for stem cell donation.