How canoeing helped Paralympic hopeful Jonny Young walk again

Thanks to canoeing, Jonny Young can walk again.

Sport changes lives and none more so than Young’s, who in the decade since a spinal cord injury has gone from being a full-time wheelchair user to ambulant.

Now he’s targeting Paris 2024 as the ‘cherry on the top’ of a truly remarkable recovery, propelled by the Paralympic Games.

“Sport has given me a better quality of life than I could have imagined,” said the 38-year-old. “I have a disability for the rest of my life but I can strive to push the boundaries of what is achievable.”

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