Mandip Sehmi

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Mandip Sehmi
Full name Mandip Singh Sehmi
Date of birth (1980-12-13) 13 December 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Royal Lemington Spa, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Occupation(s) Wheel Chair Rugby Athlete
Rugby union career
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)

Mandip Sehmi (born 13 December 1980)[1] is a British wheelchair rugby player.

He was part of the Great Britain national wheelchair rugby team that came in 4th place at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, China.[2]

He has three gold medals from the IWRF European Championship (2005, 2007 and 2015).

Sehmi was involved in a car crash in the summer of 2000, which resulted in a broken neck and a permanent spinal cord injury.[3] He spent a year recovering at the Stoke Mandeville hospital.[4][5]

At the hospital, he met Bob O’Shea of the Great Britain national wheelchair rugby team, whose wife was a nurse at the hospital. He asked Sehmi to come train wheelchair rugby in a location near the hospital.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile - Mandip Sehmi, paralympiansclub.org.uk
  2. ^ Results for Mandip Sehmi from the International Paralympic Committee
  3. ^ Mandip Sehmi athlete blog, Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership for the 2012 Games, (CW2012)
  4. ^ “The game is what I care most about”, coloplast.com, 24 September 2010
  5. ^ C4 reveals the warm and witty side of our Paralympians, The Independent, 30 August 2010
  6. ^ Leamington Paralympian to star on Channel 4, london2012.cswp.org.uk, 20 August 2010

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