Paralympian sports star Jamie Carter has been named in the 48-strong British squad for next month’s IPC Athletics World Championships.
The Binbrook teenager represented Team GB at London 2012, achieving a personal best in the heats to make it through to the 200m final.
Now the wheelchair racer, who has a number of records under his belt, will be heading to Lyon, France for the International Paralympic Committee World Championships, which take place from July 19 to 28.
For the ‘Worlds’ he will be competing in the T34 200m, 400m and 800m.
British Athletics Paralympic head coach Paula Dunn said: “There’s an exciting blend of young talent and experienced athletes in the team and hopefully this is the building block for 2016.
“London 2012 was a great year for the Paralympic movement, with more stars emerging onto the world stage.
“I’m confident that we will see some more come through in Lyon at the IPC World Athletics Championships.
“We’ve seen some great performances already this year, with some of the guys posting some quick times and big throws. Our last competition before the Worlds is this week in Birmingham, at the Sainsbury’s IPC Athletics Grand Prix Final, and it will be a great way for our athletes to take stock of the competition before heading out to Lyon.”
Joining Jamie as part of the Team GB squad is fellow local Paralympian Hollie Arnold from Holton le Clay, who took part in the F46 javelin at London 2012.
2013 has proved to be a busy year for Jamie
Since London 2012, Jamie has had a busy time of racing, taking part in events both on home ground and across Europe.
With good times being recorded once again, he is now ranked number one in the T34 class for Britain across all his disciplines - 100, 200, 400 and 800 metres.
And Jamie is also in the top ten world ranking in all four distances.
But one of his biggest moments this year was being invited to a garden party at Buckingham Palace.
“It was a truly amazing day and I felt very lucky to go along as Jamie’s plus one,” said his mum Sandra.
“The Queen looked lovely and Princess Michael came across to shake Jamie’s hand and congratulate him on his achievements.”
But amidst all this glamour, Jamie currently has his head down to complete his college work ahead of the ‘Worlds’, as well as trying to secure sponsors for his ongoing costs.
Anyone wanting to offer sponsorship to Jamie can contact him through his Facebook page - Jamie Carter wheelchair racer T34 - or via Twitter - @jcarter2k12 or @SandraCarter45