Blind Judo Star Says Sport Saved Him

Chris Skelley during the announcement of the Rio 2016 Paralympics Judo squad at the University of Wolverhampton, Walsall.If you followed the 2020 Paralympics, then you may have heard of Chris Skelley's gold medal win in the sport of judo. The young athlete is still delighted with his victory, and he wants to encourage other athletes with disabilities to join the sport. Skelley's vision began to deteriorate at age 17, but he persisted in sports.

"I lost everything around me, the only thing I had left was sport. It was my saviour," recalls Skelley, who was just five years old when his parents took him to the National Lottery funded Haltemprice Judo Club in Hull.

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"Paralympic judo star Chris Skelley says how sport saved him when he lost his sight"




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