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Jim going for Paralympics gold

 
Created on 25/08/2016 @ 09:46
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Welshpool's wheelchair rugby star Jim Roberts has his sights set on a gold medal from the Paralympics in Rio

Jim was a Welsh cross country runner and caught bacterial meningitis whilst an under graduate at Coventry University which resulted in the amputation of both his legs. 

He was introduced to the sport of Wheelchair Rugby by a nurse who supported his rehab whilst in hospital. He was picked for the development squad in 2012 and his GB debut was in 2013 at the European Championships.He currently plays on both sides of the Atlantic – for Phoenix Heat in the winter and London WRC in the summer. 

The British team are currently European champions and start their Rio campaign against 2012 gold medalists Australia on September 14.

Jim is the son of Steve Roberts, the owner of SJ Roberts Construction of Marton,

 


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