Paraplegic adventurer and athlete who has pursued an ambitious programme of challenges with remarkable determination and won silver in the 2012 Paralympic Games. Karen is an extraordinary human being and is a highly sought after motivational speaker.
London 2012 Paralympic T44 100m Champion. Jonnie's right leg was amputated after he contracted meningitis aged five. Joining the UK disability sports programme in 2008. He beat Oscar Pistorius to take the Gold medal in 2012. In 2014 he won Gold at the European Championships.
Sarah Storey is Great Britain's most decorated Paralympian having recently added to the 11 golds, 8 silver and 3 bronze she had already accumulated over 5 Paralympic Games. Tokyo was her 6th Paralympics, after nearly 30 years! This includes 4 Golds at the London 2012 Games. Her achievement is all the more remarkable by the fact she has won the medals in two different sports - swimming and cycling.
An enduring image from the the London 2012 Paralympics was the spectacular arrival of the Paralympic flame via zip wire, carried by disabled Royal Marine Commando Joe Townsend. Joe lost both legs in Afghanistan when an IED exploded yet takes part in Iron Man competitions now! His story of courage is truly inspirational.