20-year-old Thomas Borg represented Malta as Batonbearer during the second stop along the route of the Queen’s Baton Relay.
Thomas, who was born with an underdeveloped right arm, has been an avid sportsperson all his life. He started out playing football, then switched to swimming. He had been aiming to qualify for Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, however an injury sustained during training sadly ended his para-swimming career.
Ever-determined, Thomas switched his attention to sprinting and, thanks to his training efforts and dedication, he still qualified for Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. He competed in the Men’s 100m T47 and 400m T47 race, he placed 6th in the latter, setting a new national record and personal best for his time!
Following his success, he now has his eyes firmly set on the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and future events.
Watch the video below to hear Thomas discuss inclusivity and taking on challenges.