17-year old Wheelchair Racing athlete Jamie Carter will compete for GB at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, despite only starting his sport two years ago.
Tuesday 10th July 2012 will be a day that Jamie Carter will never forget. It was on that day, he was selected for the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Ranbir Bhullar profiles the 17 year old from Lincolnshire who only started wheelchair racing two years ago.
In 2009, after attending a County Athlete Assessment Day (CAAD) for people with a disability, Jamie, who has cerebral palsy, was highlighted as having potential in wheelchair basketball, table tennis, boccia and athletics. Although he was already a successful wheelchair basktetball player, in 2010, he attended another CAAD and began wheelchair racing.
Jamie was selected for the T34 100m and 200m at the London 2012 Paralympic Games earlier this month.
The teeanager from Binbrook currently attends the Grimsby Institute, and is a member of the Cleethorpes Athletic Club. He won the Young Disabled Sportsperson of the Year award at the Active Lincolnshires Awards 2011.