Paralympian vows to walk down the aisle

Paralympic gold medalist, Stephen Miller, has set himself a new challenge. The club thrower, who is recovering from a hip replacement, has vowed to walk at his wedding in August and dance a first dance.

Full Report: Paralympian vows to walk down the aisle

Paralympic athlete, Stephen Miller, has set himself a new challenge: to walk his bride down the aisle and lead her in their first dance.

Stephen hasn't been able to walk for around four years because of a serious hip injury.

However, after a successful operation his doctors said he should challenge himself to walk again - and what better reason to do it than for his wedding.

You can watch the full report from Julia Barthram below.

Paralympian's new challenge: To walk down the aisle

Stephen Miller is able to walk again for the first time in four years Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Paralympic gold medalist, Stephen Miller, has set himself a challenge: to walk his bride down the aisle and lead her in their first dance. The club thrower hasn't been able to walk for around four years because of a hip injury.

Stephen Miller is back in training after a hip operation Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

In October he had a hip replacement which has been so successful he's been able to walk again. He was desperately in need of the operation when he failed to qualify for the final round at London 2012. His recovery was expected to take a year or more but he has astounded his doctors.

Miller has astounded doctors by returning to competition just six months after surgery Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

He returned to competition a fortnight ago, just six months after the surgery. As well as his aim to return to full competition fitness he's spurred on by his wedding in August. He's already back on his feet and hopes to be able to dance and walk with his bride on the big day.

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