Paralympic gold medallist gives inspirational talk at Wisbech Grammar School

Paralympian Danny Crates talk at Wisbech Grammar School, Left: Sports teacher Alex Laybourne, Head M

Paralympian Danny Crates talk at Wisbech Grammar School, Left: Sports teacher Alex Laybourne, Head Master Nick Hammond, Deputy Head Girl, Danny Crates, Head of School and Deputy Head Boy. - Credit: Archant

A PARALYMPIC gold medallist and former world record holder delivered an inspirational message to students at Wisbech Grammar School.

Paralympian Danny Crates talk at Wisbech Grammar School

Paralympian Danny Crates talk at Wisbech Grammar School - Credit: Archant

Danny Crates, who won the 800 metres at the 2004 Paralympics in Athens, explained how he had found sporting success after losing his right arm in a car accident at the age of 21.

His road to recovery after the life-changing crash began with rugby, which he had previously been playing for Essex and Eastern Counties. Back on the rugby field he became known as the ‘one-armed winger’.

In 2008 he led the team out at the opening ceremony in Beijing but persistent injury problems barred him from competing.


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