Meet the athlete who had his leg amputated and is aiming for gold

  • Video report by ITV Meridian's Andrew Pate

A table tennis player from the south who had his leg amputated is aiming to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games.

Simon Heap from Milford on Sea is diabetic but says he won't let his disability or his age - get in the way of his ambitions.

He now plays for Hamburg in the Bundesligua, which is the only wheelchair league in Europe. 

  • Simon Heaps describes how he adjusted to playing the game with his disability

Over the next few weeks he will take part in tournaments across the world, including: Spain, France and South America.

Simon represented England as a 14-year-old. Now aged 66, he's hoping to do the same again at next year's Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

He is also now hoping to find a sponsor to help him achieve his dream.