In the Spotlight: David WeirSubscribe
Gagandeep Bedi 16 August 2012
As the countdown to the London 2012 Paralympics continues, UK Sport’s In the Spotlight will focus on a different Paralympian each week. This week, disability athlete, David Weir.
|National governing body||UK Athletics|
|National Lottery funded since||2001|
|Funding Award for UK Athletics
2008 Gold, T54 800m, Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games
2008 Gold, T54 1500m, Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games
2008 Silver, T54 400m, Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games
2008 Bronze, T54 5000m Freestyle, Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games
2004 Silver, T54 100m, Athens 2004 Paralympic Games
2004 Bronze, T54 200m, Athens 2004 Paralympic Games
David Weir MBE is an elite Paralympic wheelchair athlete, this is backed up by his two gold’s, two silvers and two bronze medals all of which he achieved at the Beijing 2008 and Athens 2004 Paralympic Games.
David has also recently competed in, and won, the 2012 London Marathon, taking his sixth title. To further cement his reputation he currently holds the British record on all track distances up to 5,000m, as well as on the road at 10km, half marathon and full marathon.
David also focuses a lot of his personal time helping disabled young people through his role as Vice President of Getting Kids Going and was awarded his MBE in January 2009.
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