James Ball

James Ball had high hopes of competing in athletics as a sprinter at London 2012 but those hopes were dashed by injury.

He persisted with athletics until a further string of injuries in 2015 left him distraught and unsure of his future.

The visually-impaired athlete switched sports after being spotted by British Cycling and quickly earned a spot on their World Class Performance Programme and was selected for the 2016 World Championship team where he picked up a bronze medal in the Tandem B Sprint.

James represented ParalympicsGB at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games where he finished fifth in the kilo with pilot Craig McClean.

In 2017 Ball was paired with Matt Rotherham and the pair claimed double gold at the World Championships in Los Angeles with victories in the kilo and sprint.

Major results

2017 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Los Angeles, USA
Tandem B sprint
Gold
2017 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Los Angeles, USA
Tandem B kilo
Gold
2016 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Montichiari, Italy
Tandem B sprint
Bronze

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