Adam Knott
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I’m Adam Knott, a London 2012 Paralympian where at the age of 17 I represented Great Britain in the sport of Goalball. I’m visually impaired so I see about 10% of what most people do, having been born with albinism. As part of our Olympic and Paralympic legacy I have started Winchester Goalball Club, hoping to get more blind and visually impaired people, young and old to try my sport. When I’m not training or competing I can be found at my piano, playing my flute, or doing all things musical, which is why I’ve chosen to study Music at Southampton University. I’ll be blogging and keeping you up-to-date, interested and amused on disability sport, my long and winding road to Rio, (it’s going to be a tough one to get there, but that’s the goal, so let’s enjoy the journey together), and some musical interludes to boot. Enjoy!

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The Chunky Kid Who Became a Paralympian

(0) Comments | Posted 4 September 2013 | (15:07)

It was a Wednesday, a bit like every other Wednesday and I was an 10-year-old, a bit on the chunky side, who liked sport but recognized that being visually impaired meant it would probably not feature large in my future.

Running around on the rugby pitches of Eastleigh, the dramatic...

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The Paralympics Alone Will Never Fully Change Perceptions Towards Disabled People

(6) Comments | Posted 2 September 2013 | (00:00)

Twelve months ago, the London 2012 Paralympics Opening Ceremony heralded the start of 10 days of incredible Paralympic sport. More than 1.5million people came to support our event and, being a member of Paralympics GB, it felt like all of those 1.5million people came to support us!

But a

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Men's GB Goalball Squad's Destiny Lies in Worcester

(1) Comments | Posted 13 August 2013 | (00:00)

Headlines across the sports pages this week have rightly centered on England's Ashes battle, on Mo Farah's remarkable run of golds with 10,000m World Championship win, Lee Westwood's quest for his first golf major and, as the new Premier League season laces up its boots, the plethora of transfer sagas...

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Were the London 2012 Games Really Worth It?

(31) Comments | Posted 29 July 2013 | (00:00)

Twelve months ago the London 2012 flame was lit. This weekend we've seen a return to the Olympic Stadium to celebrate this special moment in time with the Anniversary Games. A celebration of the best ever Olympic and Paralympic Games. In the same week we've also seen a new report...

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