In 2008, double amputee Oscar Pistorius of South Africa successfully lobbied for the right to race on carbon fiber blades in IAAF events, including the Olympic Games. Four years later he became the first amputee to run against able-bodied competition at the Olympics when he competed in the 400 meters in London. This year… Continue reading Technology Doping
Speaking from personal experience, the classification system that is place in Paralympic sport is an absolute mine field, as I competed in 3 different sport throughout my 10 years career. I could tell you why someone is in that particular classification in a sport I did, but couldn’t do the same if it was the… Continue reading Something the Paralympics are not telling you
It was an honour and privilege to be invited as an VIP to speak about my experiences of the Paralympics at the Disability Sport Wales Insport Series held on September 9th and 10th 2016.
It’s quite astonishing to think this time 4 years ago, I would have be competing at my 2 Paralympics in London.
This blog is about how disability sport has impacted on my life. My story starts off a little differently to most other disabled athletes, I was born with a congenital disability called femoral dysplasia of the left leg. I first started out at an Able-bodied swimming club whilst I was living in S.H.A.P.E, Belgium.… Continue reading What’s Your Story: Disability Sport