Wednesday 22nd November 2017
This morning we had an extremely special Prep School assembly about paralympic sport. Toby Gold, a former pupil of Wimbledon College, and a paralympian wheelchair racer, spoke to the boys about his achievements. We had a question and answer session full of wonderful questions from the boys. Toby won gold at the 2016 IPC European Championships, bronze at the IPC World Championships in Doha in 2015, silver in London at the World Para Athletics Championships last summer and silver at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio. Toby competes in the T33 category because he has cerebral palsy. Thank you to Mrs Rodrigues for organising this event.
Russell Pizzey, technical services manager at Worldwide Paralympic Partner, Ottobock, was also in assembly. He was in charge of servicing and repairing equipment in Rio and in London. He brought a tennis wheelchair, a basketball wheelchair, racing blades and prosthetics for skiing. Some boys were lucky enough to get to try out the racing wheelchairs!