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Stef Reid awarded MBE in New Year Honours

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3 weeks ago

Double Paralympic silver medallist and world champion Stef Reid has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours List for services to Paralympic sport.

Reid won T44 long jump gold at the World Para Athletics Championships in London this summer and off the track played a key role as a board member for the London 2017 organising committee a year after winning Paralympic silver in Rio.

Reid said: “It had already been a great year, and this news left me completely stunned! I didn’t even believe it. My husband opened the letter and told me the news – I told him ‘don’t be silly, that’s ridiculous’."

"I am so thankful and honoured to be awarded an MBE. Sport has opened so many doors in my life and introduced me to some incredible people who have encouraged and challenged me. I am especially proud to represent a country that values Para sport.”

"This news left me completely stunned! I didn’t even believe it." Stef Reid

Also honoured with MBEs in the 2017 List are Craig Carscadden, a Paralympian and current Head of Development at the Cerebral Palsy International Sports & Recreation Association and Bob Paterson, a former Director of the British Paralympic Association - for services to Paralympic Sport, while Jon Morgan recieves an OBE for services to Disability Sport in Wales. 

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