Jamie Carter wins top sports award

Jamie Carter collects his award
Jamie Carter collects his award

Great Britain wheelchair racing athlete Jamie Carter from Binbrook has won Young Disabled Sportsperson of the year for the second year running.

Jamie, who has cerebral palsy, collected his award at Lincolnshire Sports Awards.

Jamie was highlighted as having potential in wheelchair basketball, table tennis, boccia and athletics in 2010 and although he was already a successful wheelchair basketball player, he began wheelchair racing.

This summer, he was selected for the T34 100m and 200m wheelchair sprints race at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. He reached the final of the 200m event in the Olympic Stadium.

He said: “It’s been an exciting but very busy 12 months. I was aiming for Rio, so to find out I’d been selected for the GB squad was amazing. A big part of what got me to that point was the people I trained with.

“The past 12 months have been incredible and it’s hard to describe what London 2012 Games felt like.

“It was an incredibly proud moment being out there representing Great Britain.”

Jamie is the British record holder for 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m and European record holder for 1500m in the T34 category wheelchair race.