Chartered Architectural Technologist features in BBC documentary

James Roberts MBE MCIAT won Paralympic Gold for Team GB wheelchair rugby in Tokyo 2020.

BBC Wales' Legends of Welsh Sport series will feature Chartered Architectural Technologist, James Roberts MBE MCIAT as it documents his extraordinary story that lead to triumph at the Paralympics in 2021.

Shortly after completing his first year at Coventry University, James, a keen sportsman, contracted bacterial meningitis. After two and a half years in hospital, which saw the amputation of both his legs, James returned to Coventry University to complete his degree, gaining a First Class Honours in Architectural Design Technology.

It was during his stay in hospital that a nurse introduced him to the sport of wheelchair rugby and the next decade saw him master the sport, ultimately triumphing in Tokyo where Team GB secured its first ever Paralympic medal in wheelchair rugby.

The documentary will air on BBC Wales on 17 January 2024 but is available to watch in full on BBC iPlayer now. 

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