Teenage Cardigan swimmer Rhys Davies set his heart on winning a gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, but has to resign himself to another 12 months wait after the event was postponed because of Covid-19.

The 18-year-old from Llangoedmor has been in great form and widely regarded as a serious Great Britain gold medal contender in the pool.

But his challenge has been put on hold as the Paralympics were re-arranged to be held between August 24 and September 5 next year.

A few months ago he was the only Welsh member of a Great Britain squad of 19 at a training camp in Japan, his burgeoning talent highlighted when setting two world records.

He broke the record in the INAS (Institute National d’Administration Sanitaire) 200 metres backstroke and 200 metres freestyle.

Admitting his bitter disappointment at the turn of events Davies said: “I will just have to keep training and be ready when the time comes – the gold medal will have to wait.”