Sporting Ambassador to receive MBE at Buckingham Palace on Friday 13th May
Triple Paralympic Champion Stephen Miller will receive his MBE at a ceremony held at Buckingham Palace this Friday. The athlete from Cramlington, Northumberland was selected to receive the MBE award in the New Year Honours for services to sport. Stephen will be accompanied on the day by his wife Rachel, mam and coach Ros, and his brother Jonathan.
Stephen, a Cerebral Palsy Sport Sporting Ambassador said “It was a big surprise when I got the letter late last year, to be awarded an MBE is the biggest honour I have received. It still hasn’t really sunk in yet, but it will be such a proud day for me and my family at Buckingham Palace. I’m looking forward to it very much. All that I’ve achieved wouldn’t be possible without the help and support I’ve had from amazing people, and so I hope I can help others in the same way and continue to be a good role model.”
This summer marks 20 years since Stephen won gold at the 1996 Paralympics in Atlanta at the age of 16 years and 91 days, becoming the youngest ever track and field gold medallist for Great Britain.
In a career that has included 5 Paralympic Games, 6 World Championships and 4 European Championships, Stephen has won over 25 International medals, held the F32 Club Throw World Record from 1997-2008 and went undefeated for 9 years from 1996-2005.
He is currently working on securing a place in the Great Britain team for the Rio Paralympic Games being held this September, the team is selected in July.
Congratulations Stephen from all of us at Cerebral Palsy Sport