Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
History - University of York: England
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in February 2016 with the Armed Forces Para Snowsport Team in London, England.
Why this sport?
"The main impacts of my injury on my life were that I was a soldier and a runner; neither of which I can do any more. I've had to change my lifestyle completely. Since mine is a purely physical injury, and I used to play a large amount of sport prior to becoming injured, sport these days represents a degree of continuity in my life that was largely taken away when I was injured. The ability to perform and compete with both able-bodied and other injured athletes allows me to remain fit and healthy and gives me performance goals to aim for. It also allows me to remain in touch with a part of my life that was largely put behind me when I was injured."
Club / Team
Armed Forces Para-Snowsport Team [AFPST]: London, ENG
He trains twice a day, four days a week.
John, Jonny (Instagram profile, 30 Dec 2018; elystandard.co.uk, 06 Mar 2018)
Mountaineering. (gbsnowsport.com, 30 Dec 2016)
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Facebook page, 30 Dec 2018)
In June 2014 he sustained a brain haemorrhage, which resulted in paralysis on the left side of his body. (elystandard.co.uk, 06 Mar 2018)