Mickey Bushell

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Mickey Bushell
Mickey Bushell with Mo Farah.jpg
Medal record
Track and field (T53)
Competitor for  United Kingdom
Paralympic Games
Gold 2012 London 100m - T53
Silver 2008 Beijing 100m - T53
IPC Athletics World Championships
Silver 2013 Lyon 100m - T53
IPC European Championships
Gold 2014 Swansea 100m - T53
Gold post box on the corner of Arleston Lane and Wollam Road, Arleston, Telford

Michael David Bushell[1] MBE (born 8 June 1990) is a Paralympic athlete from Telford, Shropshire, England competing mainly in category T53 sprint events after being born without seven vertebrae in his back.

He competed in the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, China. There he won a silver medal in the men's 100 metres - T53 event and went out in the first round of the men's 200 metres - T53 event. Bushell also holds British Records for the T53 class in the 100m 200m 400m 800m and the European T53 class 100m

On 19 June 2009, Bushell set a new 100m T53 world record in Ibach, Switzerland, beating the old record by three one-hundredths of a second.[2]

On 3 September, in the London 2012 Paralympics, he won a gold medal for Great Britain in the T53 100m in a time of 14.75 seconds,[3] just shy of the World Record time of 14.47 seconds.[4]

Bushell was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to athletics.[5]

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  1. ^ GRO reference: July 1990, Vol. 30, Page 68
  2. ^ [1], BBC Sport, Thursday, 18 June 2009.
  3. ^ "One better for Bushell as Beijing silver medalist storms to London sprint gold". Daily Mail. 3 September 2012. 
  4. ^ [2], BBC Sport, Monday, 3 September 2012.
  5. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60367. p. 24. 29 December 2012.

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