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Gold For Our Olympian Calum

Rhondda Cynon Taf swimmer Calum Jarvis has won a GOLD Medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in the Men’s 4 x 200m freestyle relay.

Calum, 29, of Ystrad, Rhondda, a member of Team GB, along with fellow Welshman Matt Richards, are the first Welsh swimmers to win a Gold Medal since 1912.

 “Congratulations to Calum from all of us back home in Rhondda Cynon Taf – you have done us all so proud and I look forward to passing on our good wishes to you personally upon your return from the Olympic Games.

“This is the culmination of many years hard work, commitment and dedication in the pool and we share the great pride of yourself, your family and your friends at this time.”

Calum, son of proud parents Deborah and John Jarvis, trains at the National Performance Centre, Bath, under coach Jol Finck.

He was also part of the squad that won Gold at the 2015 and 2017 World Championships, as well as the 2018 European Championships. Calum missed out on London 2012 and Rio 2016 but has been to two Commonwealth Games for Wales - winning 200m Bronze at Glasgow 2014.

But the Gold Medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo is the pinnacle of his career to date.

Speaking ahead of the Olympic Games, Calum Jarvis said: “It's great to be wearing the kit. I never really doubted it - I just needed the opportunity to do it. This pandemic didn't help. But I've done it now."