Talan selected for Vanouver by ParalympicsGB

30 January 2010

Talan Skeels-Piggins, who does some of his land-based training at the University of Bath, has been selected to make his Paralympic Games debut at Vancouver 2010.

Talan has been named in ParalympicsGB’s six-strong ski team to compete at the Vancouver Paralympic Games, which take place in March.

Talan shattered his spine and fractured his neck in a motorcycle accident in March, 2003.

He has tackled a number of sports since the accident and has now won selection to represent Great Britain as a sit-skier at this year’s Paralympic Games.

He finished 31st in the Super-G event at last year’s World Championships in Korea, and 21st and 26th respectively in the downhill and Super-G competitions at the 2009 World Cup in Whistler.

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