Dylan aiming for Paralympics in Rio in 2016

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North Shields Poly athlete Dylan Keville recently competed at The World Cerebal Palsy Games and picked up two medals.

The competition took place at the Harvey Hadden Stadium in Nottingham and Keville competed in the F37 category discus and javelin, gaining a silver medal in the discus and bronze in the javelin.

The 17-year-old was first introduced to athletics while attending Whitley Bay High School.

He went on to join North Shields Poly in 2013 and the last two years has seen him develop and progress from local and regional competitions to national and now international level, improving his personal best performances and national ranking in the process.

Having done so well in the World Games, Keville now has the ambition to qualify for the Paralympic Games in Rio in 2016.

If he is not successful in being selected, however, he will definitely be aiming for Tokyo 2020.

Currently ranked fourth in the UK in both discus and javelin, his personal best for discus is 32.20 metres, and for javelin 21.39 metres

He said: “Extremely excited and proud to have been selected to represent England. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the experience of mixing with all the other athletes.”