Tamas Gaspar is the UK’s No1 Para Archer W1M: an incredible achievement for someone who only acquired his disability 5 years’ ago.
As a full-time engineer, Tamas was fit and healthy, but in 2010 he noticed numbness in his right leg.
When the medical profession diagnosed the severe spinal Myelitis, Tamas became paralysed just below his chest and hospitalised for 9 months and needed to use a wheelchair.
During his time in hospital he met Ben Harris: a SportsAble member and above knee amputee, who encouraged him to get active. On leaving hospital, Tamas joined the Club and immediately enjoyed Wheelchair Basketball, Archery, Swimming and Air Weapons. It enabled him to get active and sociable after years of being isolated and inactive in hospital. This improved both his physical and mental health.
Today Tamas is training hard and dreams of securing a place on Team GB for Tokyo 2020.
At the SportsAble 2018 Annual Awards Dinner, Tamas won the following:
The Wilkinson Sword, in recognition of the member who has achieved oustanding sporting success
The Phyllis James Cup, Most Notable performance or general endeavour in the Archery Section
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