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Mandip Sehmi

(1980-), Wheelchair rugby player; Paralympian

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British paralympian. Mandip Sehmi (known as 'Manni') was involved in a car crash in the summer of 2000, which resulted in a broken neck and permanent spinal cord injury. He spent over a year recovering at the Stoke Mandeville hospital. It was at the hospital that he met Bob O'Shea, former team captain of the Great Britain national wheelchair rugby team. Sehmi was invited to wheelchair rugby training in a location close to the hospital. His first taste of full international competition came when he represented GB at the 2005 IWRF European Championships in Denmark, where he won the first of his three European Gold medals (2005, 2007 and 2015). Sehmi was part of the national rugby team that came in 4th place at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics and a team member at the 2012 London Paralympics.

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Mandip Sehmi; Andrew Barrow, by Finlay MacKay - NPG P1747

Mandip Sehmi; Andrew Barrow

by Finlay MacKay
archival pigment print, 8 March 2011
NPG P1747

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