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John Harris

Former Paralympian Athlete

John Harris

John Harris was paralysed at the age of 18 after he fell 18 metres from a fairground ride; and a full 17 years passed before he was selected to compete for Great Britain at his first Games in 1980.

The pinnacle of John's sporting career was winning gold in the discus in the 1984 Games and four years he claimed silver in the discus and bronze in the pentathlon at the Seoul Games in 1988.

John is a proud advocate of how Paralympic sport can change the public’s perception of disability.