Judo Paralympian Chris Skelley MBE Prepares for Paris Paralympics

Judo Paralympian Chris Skelley MBE Prepares for Paris Paralympics

Partially-sighted Judo Star Chris Skelley MBE Rose to Stardom in 2021

Published: 2023-04-19
Author: International Blind Sport Federation World Games | Contact: ibsasport.org
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Library: Disability Sports News Publications

Synopsis: Christopher Skelley, a Paralympic gold medalist from Hull, is ramping up preparations as he aims to make history by becoming the first British judo para-athlete to retain their medal in more than 25 years. Partially-sighted judo star Chris Skelley MBE rose to stardom in 2021 when he won gold at the Tokyo Paralympics – which was delayed by a year and overshadowed by crowd restrictions. Securing qualification won’t be the only thing on Chris’s mind though when he steps out in Birmingham in what he has dubbed his own “mini Tokyo”, as he looks to make up for lost time by performing in front of those he holds dearest.

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2023 IBSA World Games

The 2023 International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) World Games is the largest high-level international event for athletes with visual impairment, with more than 1250 competitors from 70 nations. Due to take place from 18-27 August 2023, held at the University of Birmingham, across the Edgbaston and wider region. The International [...]

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