Boccia medal winner’s thanks for top team

AN athlete has celebrated his Para- lympic success with the team that helped him become a medal winner.

Swansea University’s triple medallist David Smith thanked the physios who helped him train for the London Games — and showed off the precious metal he won.

The 23-year-old already had a gold in the boccia team event from Beijing when he scooped a bronze in the same event and a silver in the individual discipline this summer.

Boccia is a ball sport specially designed for athletes with a severe degree of physical disability — it was developed by the Swedish disability sports federation in the 1970’s taking inspiration from games such as bocce and boules.

David said his achievements would not have been possible without the commitment of his Swansea University-based physio team, Dean Locking and Amanda Taylor.

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