A young boy with cerebral palsy who recently competed in a European race-running championship has returned home with four gold medals for England.
12-year-old Thomas Talbot, Lincolnshire, was victorious in the 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m race-running categories at a CPISRA International Race-running Camp event in Denmark.
The young athlete, who was born with cerebral palsy and suffers from balance and stability difficulties, took part in the week-long event after first discovering race-running, a bicycle-aided running sport, just 18 months earlier.
“I’m very pleased to have achieved this. It was fun, I got to meet lots of new people and I’m going to put my medals in a frame,” said Thomas, following his success.
Thomas’ mum, Ali Talbot, added: “It was his first international competition and to come home with four gold medals; I’m incredibly proud and humbled by his incredible performance.”
The ambitious 12-year-old will tackle a number of further race-running competitions later this summer.
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