Jones cycles to eighth in road race and epitomises Paralympic motto

Posted on September 2, 2021 by

Stuart Jones finished eighth place in the men’s T1-2 road race at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games on Thursday 2nd September at the Fuji International Speedway.

Paralympic debutant and NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) scholarship holder Jones coming off the back of his fifth place finish in the men’s T1-2 time trail on Tuesday 31st August, not only delivered a brilliant sporting feat on the track but he beautifully epitomised the Paralympic motto “Spirit in Motion”, when he was out on course fellow Paralympian Toni Mould from South Africa had another lap to complete and as she passed, Jones was seen giving her words of encouragement and support.

Jones is all too aware of the encouragement others play as during his road accident rehabilitation, two months after being told he wouldn’t walk again he was inspired by a determination to prove the specialists wrong and to repay the support of his regions cycling community.

The road race brings Jones’s Tokyo Paralympic campaign to a close but is the start of a longer term sporting and personal journey.




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