Paralympian, Mickey Bushell, has joined our team.
Born with Lumbar Sacral agenesis congenital paraplegia, Mickey is missing his last 7 vertebra above the coccyx and paralysed from the chest down. Despite doctors predicting that he would never sit up unaided, nor self-mobilise, he has proven them wrong time and again.
After being introduced to wheelchair racing at age 11, he has progressed through the levels with multiple world and European championship medals, a previous world record for 100m T53, and is a 3-time Paralympian, holding both gold and silver in 100m T53 wheelchair racing. More recently Mickey took on the mammoth challenge of climbing the Wrekin hill in Telford on his hands to raise funds for his project, the Mickey Bushell Gold Standard Academy. The Academy provides an essential fully funded service for wheelchair users of all ages and abilities to improve their fitness, life skills, mental and physical health, as well as joining a community of people who are all there to support and encourage each other.
Alongside his professional sporting career and the MBGSA, Mickey is also a licensed British Athletics coach, coaching Paralympic level athletes as well as up and coming racers, and those who want a taste of the sport.