We are delighted to welcome Paralympic sprinter Thomas Young to our lunchtime talk on Friday 8th March at 1pm.

Athlete draped in the Great Britain flag.

Paralympian Thomas Young at the Tokyo 2020 Games. Image ©imagecomms for ParalympicsGB

Thomas Young burst onto the world athletics stage with one of the standout performances of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. On his Games debut he claimed the gold medal in the T38 100m sprint, in a personal best time of 10.94 seconds. He was only 21 years old.  

Thomas was diagnosed aged 12 with a genetic condition that affects his balance and coordination, which explained why he couldn’t ride a bike.  

Join us for a lunchtime online talk with this rising sports star where Thomas will explain how he undertook to improve his understanding of his impairment and how he developed his passion for athletics and motivation to succeed. Thomas is aiming to retain his title in Paris this summer and to complete the Grand Slam of becoming Paralympic, World, European and Commonwealth champion. This won’t be the last time you hear the name Thomas Young.

We will be joined by BSL interpreter Marie Biswell for this event.

Book your FREE place below and prepare to be motivated! Bookings close at 5pm on Thursday 7th March.

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How to join

This event will be hosted virtually via Zoom, the joining details will be emailed to you nearer to the event.

Please plan to join at least 5 minutes before the start of the session as the session will begin promptly at 1pm.

Please note that you must join the event with the name you used to book with. You will not be admitted to the meeting if you use a different name.

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