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Jamie Edwards brings home silver medal for England

Posted on 20th August 2018

Jamie Edwards

Jamie Edwards

Richard Huish College student, Jamie Edwards, whose ambition is to become the European number one wheelchair racer had a lot to celebrate last week after achieving a Silver medal for England just days before collecting his results.                                                     

Jamie, from Taunton, was born with Cerebral Palsy and always a keen sportsman. He took up wheelchair racing only a few years ago after taking inspiration from six-time Gold Paralympic medallist, David Weir at the London 2012 Olympic Games. He was quickly recognised for his speed and talent, being signed by the British Athletics Para Academy and narrowly missed out on team GB selection for the 2016 Paralympics.

Jamie competed in a number of events at the CP World Games in San Cugat, Spain and on Friday 10th August achieved a Silver medal for England in the 800m. As he heads towards a great career Jamie can also celebrate achieving a triple distinction in his Extended Diploma in Information Technology at Huish.

During his time at Huish, Jamie delivered an inspirational talk to fellow students at Huish about his journey in sports and disability, which gave others an insight into his challenges and future ambitions.

Jamie Edwards racing

Jamie Edwards racing

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On the podium

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