At just 26 para-weightlifter Ali Jawad already has a resumé that would be the envy of any athlete.

With a World and European crown to his name and a Commonwealth bronze taken from Glasgow 2014, Jawad heads into 2016 full of confidence.

In 2012 the Lebanese-born lifter came within a whisker of winning a Paralympic medal when he finished fourth in London.

This year he will get the chance to right those wrongs with the Paralympic Games taking place in Rio in September.

But even gold in Rio wouldn’t quell Jawad’s drive and he says that the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in 2018 will be the perfect chance to cement a legacy in the sport.

“There’s no doubt Rio is going to be a really big ask and I am probably going there as an underdog despite winning a world title,” he said.

“But I definitely think I can go there and get a medal and the goal always has to be to win gold.

“I stay motivated because I love the sport and I want to be the best and to be the best you have to win it all.

“That’s why even gold in Rio wouldn’t satisfy me because I would definitely look at the Gold Coast and want to go there and complete the set.

“Only then could I call myself the best really so that’s a goal that I have.”

While Australia might be on his agenda Jawad admits Rio is all he is focused on for now and wants to make sure he stays injury free in the run up to Brazil to give himself the best chance of success.

“I had a few injuries last year and that was the first time that I have ever been in a position like that,” added Jawad, who was speaking as he helped launch 'Supercharge ParalympicsGB' - a new campaign which allows the public to show their support for Britain’s Paralympians over the course of 2016 and beyond through fundraising, donating funds and taking part in dedicated ‘Supercharge’ fan activity.

“It’s good to be back now but I need to make sure that I train smart and don’t get injured leading up to the Paralympics.

“There’s a few competitions between now and then so I will just be trying to make the most of them and get myself in the best shape I can.”

Sportsbeat 2016