Watch Lord Chris Holmes share his incredible story of losing his sight as a teenager, to becoming Britain’s most successful Paralympic swimmer and a life peer in the House of Lords.
About Lord Holmes
At the age of 14, Chris Holmes lost his sight overnight. An accomplished sportsman and academically gifted, Holmes didn’t let this hold him back. He went on to win six gold medals at the 1992 Paralympics, while he was in first year of study at Cambridge. He is the holder of 15 Paralympic medals.
In 2009 Holmes was named director of Paralympic integration at the London 2012 and was later appointed a life peer for the London Borough of Richmond-Upon-Thames.
In his presentation, ‘Smash the silos: real inclusion counts’, Lord Holmes shared the story of losing his sight and how his determination allowed him to achieve his goals.
This video is taken from Changeboard’s Future Talent Conference 2016.
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