Tyneside Paralympic hero inspires next generation

Stephen Miller and pupils at Emmaville Primary in Ryton Credit: London 2017

Stephen Miller visited Emmaville Primary School in Ryton to show off his six Games medals - and inspire the next generation of sports stars.

The Tyneside Paralympian claimed his sixth career Paralympic medal with bronze in the club throw at Rio 2016 last summer.

The 36-year-old’s visit was part of a series of special school visits by top British athletes as London 2017 Ltd, the International Paralympic Committee, the IAAF search for a 6-15-year-old to design one mascot for the World Para Athletics Championships - and one for the IAAF World Championships London 2017.

Pupils held a question and answer session with Stephen Miller as he continues in training to try and qualify for the World Para Athletics Championships this summer.

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About the London 2017 World Championships

The World Para Athletics Championships run from 14-23 July at the London Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with the IAAF World Championships following at the same venue from 4-13 August to mark the biggest sporting event of the year.

The biggest event to be staged at the London Stadium since the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games – it is the first time both Championships have been held in the same city.