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Plaque unveiled at Deeside Leisure Centre for Shotton Paralympics star Bev Jones

A PLAQUE has been officially unveiled at Deeside Leisure Centre to honour Paralympic discus thrower Bev Jones.

Mancot-born Bev, who lives in Shotton, won bronze at London 2012 earlier this year – her first medal in her fourth Paralympic Games.

A civic reception was held at the Corus Club on Rowleys Drive in October to celebrate her achievement.

And Flintshire County Council decided to pay tribute by installing a plaque at the centre on Chester Road East in Queensferry after the idea was suggested by Shotton councillors.

The unveiling event was hosted by county council chairwoman Ann Minshull, from Shotton.

Cllr Minshull said: “I am delighted Beverley has been honoured in this way, at the county’s flagship leisure centre.

“I have known Beverley for a long time and I know that I speak for the county when I say we are all very proud of her achievement, not only in this year’s Paralympics but throughout her distinguished sporting career.

Bev, who has cerebral palsy, said she was ‘very pleased and honoured’.

The 37-year-old also won silver in the shot put at the International Paralympic Committee’s European Championships in Holland earlier this year.