Nick and International Paralympic Committee
Nick has had a busy few weeks with his paralympic role as well as clinics here in Eastbourne. Earlier this month he was in Amsterdam at the IPC VISTA conference giving a keynote lecture on the 'Past, Present and Future of Paralympic Sports Medicine.' Inspired by his personal experience, Nick has conducted research on sports medicine and Paralympic athletes. If you are interested to know more on the lecture then please click here.
He got back from Amsterdam and headed on to the World Paralympic Swimming Championships at the Olympic Park and Aquatic Centre in London. Nick presented medals for the 100m Butterfly S9 category which included a silver medal for Toni Shaw
in the women’s race. In the men’s race there were two gold medals with a dead heat between the Italians Barlaam and Morlacchi which made for a fantastic race. Nick said it was great to be back at the Olympic Park and was thrilled and honoured to be asked to present medals too.
Nick also attended the launch of the Parallel Club in his role as Chair of the British Paralympic Association along with athletes Dame Sarah Storey (cycling), Kare Adenigan (athletics), Natasha Baker (equestrian) and Steve Barrow (wheelchair rugby). This is an initiative to recruit philanthropic giving to support the BPA and the athletes. It was hosted by BPA patron Clare Balding and she interviewed Nic Hamilton, Lewis’ younger brother who has cerebral palsy, and is the first person with a disability to race touring cars in the British Championships.