Stephen Miller (athlete)

Stephen James Miller MBE (born 27 May 1980) is a British athlete who competes in the fields of Paralympic club and discus throwing.

Stephen Miller
Personal information
Full nameStephen James Miller
Born27 May 1980 (1980-05-27) (age 39)

He lives in Cramlington, Northumberland.

He has won gold in the club throw at the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta, the 2000 Paralympics in Sydney and the 2004 Paralympics in Athens.[1] He set a world record of 33.53m in that event at the Athens Games.[2] At the 2000 games he also took a bronze medal in the discus throw. Before his attempts to win gold in London, he was presented with a Newcastle united shirt by manager Alan Pardew as good luck.

Miller won silver at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing.[3]

He was selected as captain of the men's athletics squad for Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Paralympics.[4]

Miller was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to sport.[5]

He was Awarded the Freedom of Cramlington on 7 February 2014. [6]

Miller won several medals at the Cerebral Palsy World Championships in 2005, including gold in the F32 club and gold in the F32 discus.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Another gold for Miller" Archived 2018-09-23 at the Wayback Machine, BBC, 12 July 2005
  2. ^ "Q&A: Stephen Miller" Archived 2006-08-27 at the Wayback Machine, BBC, 28 October 2004
  3. ^ "GB select Beijing athletics squad" Archived 2018-09-23 at the Wayback Machine, BBC, 13 June 2008
  4. ^ "Paralympics 2012: Hinton & Miller are GB athletics captains". BBC Sport. 25 August 2012. Archived from the original on 26 August 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  5. ^ "No. 61450". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 2015. p. N22.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-02-05. Retrieved 2016-02-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Another gold for Miller" Archived 2018-09-23 at the Wayback Machine, BBC, 12 July 2005

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