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:


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.


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.