Story of incredible Coventry Paralympic gold medalist featured on BBC show - The Coventry Observer

Story of incredible Coventry Paralympic gold medalist featured on BBC show

Coventry Editorial 7th Jan, 2024   0

THE INCREDIBLE story of a Coventry University graduate who went on to inspire Team GB to Paralympic gold in wheelchair rugby has been featured in a new BBC show.

Jim Roberts returned home to Wales after his first year in Coventry when he contracted bacterial meningitis and ended up needing life support in hospital and requiring a life-changing double amputation.

Despite this huge setback, which saw him spend around two-and-a-half years in hospital, he went on to return to university and complete his degree.

In 2021, Jim captained Team GB to wheelchair rugby gold, scoring 105 tries across Great Britain’s five matches.

His story is now featured on the BBC show ‘Legends of Welsh Sport.’

Jim said: “The strength and conditioning support I got from the guys at Coventry University as part of my scholarship was amazing and it definitely helped me to break into that Team GB squad and ultimately get to where I am today.”




Visit www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0h0qn7x to watch Jim’s story.


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