Mickey Bushell honoured

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Local Paralympics gold medalist and European champion Mickey Bushell has been awarded the honour of Freedom of the Borough of Telford and Wrekin.

Twenty-four-year-old Mickey, of Arleston, stormed to gold in the T53 100m wheelchair racing in the London 2012 Paralympic Games, setting a new record of 14.74 seconds in the process. Councillor Jhawar, who presented the athlete with a special scroll, said, “We’ve wanted to bestow the Freedom of the Borough on Mickey since he won his Paralympic gold but his schedule of training and racing is so busy that it has taken until now to be able to.” Mickey uses a wheelchair as a result of being born without seven vertebrae in his back. He received the MBE in the 2013 New Year’s Honours for services to athletics.

 

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