Paralympian says David Weir should have been knighted

Paralympic sprinter Sam Ruddock suggested six-time Paralympic gold medallist David Weir should have received a knighthood rather than an CBE on this year's honours list.

He wrote on Twitter:

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So proud of all getting New Years Honours. But, no knighthood for @davidweir2012? How many more GOLD MEDALS must he win? #recognise

It follows Weir's comments that Paralympic athletes have to work harder than their Olympic counterparts to receive recognition.

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Paralympian honours backlash

Leading Paralympian athletes have criticised what they believe to be inconsistencies in the sports-dominating New Years Honours list, where successful Paralympians missed out on top honours, with only cyclist Sarah Storey made a dame.