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2018

The Blesma News for 2018 covering news, activities and fundraising events for limbless veterans. 

  • Owen picks up pace for Paralympic dream

    Owen Pick
    14 February 2018

    Owen Pick’s Paralympic dream is carving ever closer into view as the former Royal Anglian closes in on bringing home a medal. The 25-year-old, who only took up snowboarding five years ago, will lead the British charge for glory in the boardercross and banked slalom disciplines at the Winter Paralympics, competing in the 2018 Games in South Korea on 12 and 16 March. “To go to the Paralympics having jumped on a board for the first time five years ago in a country where there’s no snow is just wow!” Says Owen. Blesma-sponsored Owen, who had a below-knee amputation of his right

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  • Row2Recovery complete record breaking row across the Atlantic in aid of Blesma

    Row2Recovery
    21 January 2018

    An amputee war veteran has just set the record time for rowing across the Atlantic in what is branded the world’s toughest endurance race. Former Para Jordan Beecher and Captain Jon Armstrong became the fastest pair to complete the gruelling crossing as they powered their seven-metre-long boat to the finish line in just 37 days, beating the previous record by around three days. The pair, who first met in the back of a Land Rover as new recruit Paras on a military exercise on Salisbury Plain, braved mountainous seas and 40C temperatures on the 3,

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