Famous UK Paralympians

July 26, 2022 9:53 am

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We have been very blessed in this country with a string of successful Paralympians. Many have gone on to incredible feats of skill and expertise after their day in the glow of British athletics. Some have used Mobility Aids like those from www.abilitysuperstore.com/. Others have not. Who are the most well-known Paralympians?

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  1. Tanni Grey Thompson. Now a member of the House of Lords, Baroness Thompson is one of our more decorated Paralympians. 11 golds and 30 world records speak volumes for the ability that she held when at the height of her powers. Now she’s all about disabled rights and addressing the house from the benches.

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  1. Ellie Simmonds. Not to be judged by her size Ellie Simmonds is a formidable swimmer who won her first gold at just 13. She has successfully defended the title and broken several world records in the process. Still a household name, she has an OBE added to her name, and she is still an active part of the girl guides and is involved in getting people of short stature into the sport and competing.
  2. Johnny Peacock, a two-time gold medal-winning Paralympian, Jonnie Peacock, is one of the country’s best-known heroes. Apart from back-to-back wins, he has also been awarded an MBE for his services. After retirement, he was to cut a dashing figure on the dance floor as he competed in Strictly Come Dancing. He was with the equally formidable Oti Mabuse, and they made it all the way to Blackpool.