The Weirwolf of London

One of the most impressive Paralympians that the nation has produced is David Weir. Unable to use his legs from birth, David has found a way to compete and be at the top of his game. He uses a racing wheelchair but, like many disabled people, needs Walking Aids like those available from https://www.abilitysuperstore.com/collections/walking-aids. His remarkable record has led to 2 Gold medals and 8 London Marathon victories, earning him the Weirwolf of London nickname.

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David is actually from London. Born in the borough of Sutton, he soon got involved in wheelchair sports from an early age. However, he was, as is the case with many disabled people, frustrated by the lack of availability for wheelchair users to do sports. Sport is one of the many keys to good mindfulness, and it’s something that would be of great benefit to disabled people to be able to partake.

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In David’s case, it was down to sheer determination and the persistence of mind that he was able to become so proficient in the sport of wheelchair racing.  David has cited the National Lottery Fund as one of the most significant aids to his success, saying that without it, he would never have been able to become the elite athlete that he is today. The haul of gold medals in the Paralympics and World Championships is a testament to that. Now retired he remains a beacon of inspiration to many young athletes, both disabled and non-disabled alike.