Tag : paralympics

Silver for Leeds Student Daybell

7 months ago / 0 comments

Fifth year medical student Kim Daybell has come away from the Easter break with much more than a chocolate bunny. He has a silver medal. Daybell swapped West Yorkshire for the Gold Coast to compete in the Commonwealth Games, and returns after a successful run led him to the men’s … Read More

Daybell takes bronze at Slovenian Open

5 years ago / 0 comments

Francesca Bullock Kim Daybell, a 20 year old medical student at Leeds University and a member of the GB Para table tennis team, took bronze in the men’s class 10 singles at the Slovenian Open last week. He showed great determination and courage in winning his quarter final against Karim … Read More

The Interview: British Paralympian Swimmer Giles Long

6 years ago / 0 comments

Over a pint and a study of pub taxidermy, Giles Long tells LS Sport’s Lucy Holden about world records, rock bottom and making a splash at the Paralympics. I’m lost in King’s Cross and have to stop to ask a rotund Eastender with a limp fag dangling from their jaw … Read More

Post London 2012 blues

6 years ago / 0 comments

  Sunday night saw the close of what has universally been accepted as the greatest Paralympic Games of all time. With a record 2.7 million tickets being sold, and nearly all events being sold out it was an unrivalled success to the greatest summer of British Sport in living memory, … Read More

Leeds welcomes home Paralympic heroes

6 years ago / 0 comments

Leeds was delighted to welcome the return of four local Paralympians at a celebration on the steps of Civic Hall on Thursday. A passionate crowd filled Millenium square and listened as each Paralympian spoke about their experiences of London 2012, including swimmer and Leeds graduate Claire Cashmore. Also present were … Read More