Paralympics Day 9 Preview: Mickey Bushell

Mickey Bushell
Mickey Bushell already has one post box in Shrewsbury, today he goes for another Photo: PA

Date of birth:

8 June 1990

Event:

T53 200m

Hometown:

Shrewsbury

Paralympics history:

2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

T53 100m: silver

2012 London Games

T53 100m: gold

The pressure will be off when Bushell steps out tonight, having already claimed a magnificent gold in the T53 100m. A special stamp was also issued by Royal Mail, the 18th Paralympic one to be released. Bushell, who has spinal congenital paraplegia, is experienced given his age having competed for more than 10 years. Spotted by Paralympian Deborah Brennan whilst playing dodgeball in secondary school, she recommended wheelchair racing to him and he became immediately hooked. His recent form of two medals in the 2011 World Championships on top of his gold on Monday suggests he should expect a few more starting from today.