Date of birth – February 1989
Height – 1.89m (6ft 2”)
Weight – 122kg (19 stone 3lbs)
Based – Cardiff
Brett first picked up a discus at the age of 15 at his school’s sports day event. Within 6 months he had competed for Wales at the British schools championships finishing 6th place which was a huge achievement for a complete novice and for someone who hadn’t trained for the sport prior to these championships.
From here Brett went on to make great strides, quickly becoming the best junior athlete in Britain, breaking most records possible along the way and being very highly ranked in the world as a junior athlete. Pushing on from here Brett was ranked in the top 2 in the World in the under 23 age group for 2 consecutive years and still as an under 23 athlete became the then youngest athlete in discus history to make a World Championship final at senior level.
In 2012 as a first year as a full senior athlete Brett struggled with injury and illness but still managed to compete at the European Championships and the London Olympic Games for Team GB. With Injuries now in the past and the illness that previously effected 2012 now under control Brett pushed on in 2013 to finish the season ranked 8th in the World and become British champion yet again.
There were a lot of change in 2014,Brett parted company with his coach and was still nursing a disc injury in his back which he first felt at the 2013 World championships whilst warming up for the qualification round. Brett still managed to finish 5th place for Team Wales at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
The next 2 years are the biggest in Brett’s’ Career, he will be near his peak at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games so will be in the best position physically to compete at the very highest level and realise his full potential.