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Paralympian Craig McCann visits York St John University

Published: 23 February 2016

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As part of the University’s continuing and growing association with elite and Para-athletes, Craig McCann, Team GB Paralympian, was invited to visit York St John University on Monday 22 February.  This followed on from Disability History month, which was held at the university at the end of last year.  Craig represented his country at the 2012 London Games as a wheelchair fencer and is on course to feature at the 2016 Rio Games, this time as a road cyclist.

Martin Bond, YSJActive Development Officer, said: “During the morning, Craig facilitated a series of fencing taster sessions where staff and students were invited to participate. 

“During the afternoon, Craig delivered a truly inspirational and poignant presentation based on his life story, including how he overcame the adversity of being diagnosed with a brain tumour aged 19 and the subsequent recovery leading to a lifelong disability.”

You can follow Craig’s Road to Rio here:


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