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Paralympic gold medallist races ahead with Uni honour

18/09/2019

A gold medal-winning Paralympian has been honoured by the University of Wolverhampton for his sporting achievements.

Record-breaking Mickey Bushell MBE won gold at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

He received an Honorary Doctor of Sport at a graduation ceremony at the Grand Theatre on Wednesday, 18 September 2019.

Mickey, who is from Telford, said: "I'm honoured to receive this award from Wolverhampton and I'd like to thank everyone involved in making it happen, it was a complete surprise!"

Mickey Bushell is a record-breaking Paralympian, who won Gold in his second Paralympic Games in London 2012.

His sporting career stretches back to 2001, age 11, when he claimed first place in a 60m race at a junior regionals event. Since then, he progressed to his first IPC World Championships in 2006, his first Paralympic Games in Beijing (where he bagged a silver medal), and in 2009 broke the 100m world record in Ibach, Switzerland.

In recent years, while still competing, Mickey has branched out from sport and runs his company Project Emotion, which teaches others how to effectively communicate via body language and channel their emotions to their advantage.

Honorary awards are presented by the University of Wolverhampton to people who have made a significant contribution to their field of expertise. 

The University's graduation ceremonies take place at the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton, from Thursday, 12 September to Friday, 20 September 2019. 

For information about courses to study at the University, visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/clearing

Further information

For more information please contact the Media Relations Office on 01902 32 2736 or 01902 518647.

Date Issued: Wednesday, 18 September 2019

For more information please contact the Media Relations Office on 01902 32 2736 or 01902 518647.

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