Hall of Fame – Stephen Miller MBE
Stephen Miller MBE
Cerebral Palsy Sport is delighted to announce that Stephen Miller MBE has been inducted into the Cerebral Palsy Sport Hall of Fame 2018 at the 2018 Sports Awards held on World CP Day for his incredible achievements in para athletics club throwing.
Stephen was born with athetoid cerebral palsy. He is a professional athlete, competing in field athletics primarily the F32 Club Throw, which is equivalent to the Javelin for his disability.
He has represented Great Britain for 20 years, competing in 6 Paralympic Games, 7 World Championships and 6 European Championships – so far winning 28 international medals. He has won 3 Paralympic titles in a row and held the F32 Club Throw world record from 1997-2008 and more recently he has just won a bronze medal at the IPC European Championships in Italy in June 2016 and he was honoured in the 2016 New Years Honours List by Her Majesty the Queen with an MBE.
Stephen is Managing Director at SMILE Through Sport – A Community Interest Company that’s aims are to inspire, educate and promote enjoyment of disability sport. In July 2016 Stephen was named as part of the Great Britain team for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and brought home a truly well deserved Bronze medal. Well done Stephen.
In 2017 Stephen earned a fantastic bronze medal at the IPC World Para Athletics Championships in London as well as taking first place in both of the Cerebral Palsy Athletics Series meets in York and Doncaster.
Stephen trained hard for the 2018 season and kicked it off in fine still with a season best throw of 30.11m to win gold at the 2018 World Para Athletics Dubai Athletics Grand Prix. He ended the season with an incredible Silver medal at the World Para Athletics European Championships in Berlin.
Ali Talbot, CEO of Cerebral Palsy Sport said of Stephen:
“Stephen is a true ambassador for para athletics, club throwing and for Cerebral Palsy Sport. Stephen still takes part in our athletics series events and is incredibly encouraging to younger athletes who may be starting their sporting journey or taking part in an event for the first time. He is a truly respectful competitor and always acknowledges the contribution the officials and volunteers give to our events. We are delighted to bestow this honour of being inducted into our Hall of Fame in 2018 and it is so well deserved”.
Speaking of his Cerebral Palsy Sport Hall of Fame award, Stephen said:
“It was CP Sport that helped me to get into sport and they provided me with my earliest opportunities on my sporting journey, so to receive this award is a truly proud moment for me. I know how important sport is for people with cerebral palsy, and I hope others can take inspiration from my story and have their own sporting journey. As always I have to dedicate this award to all those that have supported me, especially my parents who are my heroes.”