British Wheelchair Basketball
With over two decades on the world stage to his name, Simon Munn made his seventh appearance for ParalympicsGB at the Rio 2016 Games.
After losing his leg in a train accident at 21-years-old, the talented footballer was introduced to wheelchair basketball by his physio in the early 1990s and fell in love with the sport after watching his first game.
Since his debut for Great Britain at the 1992 Paralympic Games, Simon has represented the nation at every major championship: earning four Paralympic medals (one silver, three bronze), two silvers at World Championships, and 11 European medals (four gold, four silver, three bronze).
Just one more? Calling time after seven Paralympics
Wheelchair basketball’s ‘Big Man’, Simon Munn, talks about his life changing accident at 21 and subsequently how he found the sport which would change the course of his life. After 26 years and seven Paralympics, Simon discusses how being introduced to wheelchair basketball during rehabilitation supported his recovery, but also his incredible journey from playing for his local team to being selected to play for his nation. Simon will also detail how the sport of wheelchair basketball has provided him with both personal and professional opportunities, providing him with a long playing career and skills he has been able to utilise to gain continued employment. This is a rare and unmissable opportunity to hear seven time Paralympian Simon Munn talk about his disability and his sporting career.