Danny Nobbs competed in seated shotput at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing. He lives and trains in Attleborough.

Danny was a keen football and cricket player when, aged 17, a motorbike accident left him with a severed spinal cord. He was told he would never walk again but was determined to rebuild his life. An important part of this journey was returning to sport.

After three Great North Runs, Nobbs took up seated shot put. Twelve dedicated years of training took him to the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing.

The feeling of pulling on the Team GB vest is something I will never forget and symbolised how far I had come.

Nobbs narrowly missed selection for the London 2012 Paralympics. In 2016 he faced further disappointment when his event was dropped. But he continues to train for the Paralympics in a new discipline – seated javelin. In his first full season he broke the British record twice and was selected for the IPC European Championships.

Danny Nobbs throwing the javelin

The comeback is on! My world, which I once thought had fallen apart, is only just beginning.

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