Helensburgh’s Gordon Reid wins first Wimbledon Men’s Wheelchair Singles competition

Helensburgh’s amazing athlete, Gordon Reid, has now added to his stellar record his win in the final of the first Men’s Wheelchair Singles championships to be played at Wimbledon.

Reid adds this win t0 his and Alfie Hewitt;s win in the finals of the Mens’ Wheelchair Doubles yesterday.

Watching these athletes play, it is impossible not to be numbed and inspired by the simultaneous skills of demanded of them in strategically controlling not only the game but the wheelchair.

It is breathtaking stuff and, as a nation, we remain indebted to Channel 4’s coverage of the London 2012 Paralympics – an event and a coverage that changed our understanding of and attitudes to disabled athletes, creating permanent support for an entire spectrum of new champions.

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  • Fantastic achievement, well done!

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    JB July 10, 2016 5:20 pm Reply
  • Gordon deserves the Freedom of Helensburgh

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    Graeme McCormick July 10, 2016 10:41 pm Reply
  • Great achievement from any angle.

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    No Cheese Here July 10, 2016 11:08 pm Reply

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