JONES Alwyn < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Australia   
Gender Men
Born 28 Feb 1985 in Adelaide, AUS
Height1.88 m
Weight 78 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence South Australia, AUS
Sport Specific Information
Name of coach Vassili Grichtenkov
Coach from which country? Russia
General Interest
Nicknames Snydes. (Athletics Australia, 16 Feb 2006)
Hobbies He collects sports memorabilia and enjoys playing table tennis. (Athletics Australia, 16 Feb 2006)
Injuries In the lead-up to the 2006 Commonwealth Games he injured his foot, the injury effected him as much mentally as it did physically. "Coach Vassili Grichtenkov has been working hard on me. I was quite scared. I'd had the foot injury and it was playing on my mind. I was struggling to jump and my head was saying 'I can't jump, I can't jump'. The last two months I have overcame that fear and I am aggressive now - I want to kick arse." (The Adelaide Advertiser, 02 Feb 2006)
Awards and honours He won the U18 South Australian Athlete of the Year Award. (Athletics Australia, 16 Feb 2006)
Other information COACHING
He is a qualified Level 1 coach. (athletics.com.au, 30 Aug 2010)

LUCKY INCLUSION
He was included in the team for the 2006 Commonwealth Games despite finishing fourth at the 2006 national championships after jumping 16.23m which was 56cm shorter than his A-qualifier effort earlier in the year. "I could not get my technique right. I thought I was stuffed and that was the end of my Games hopes. I was told I was a slight chance of selection but I didn't think I had any hope." (The Adelaide Advertiser, 16 Feb 2006)