2 June 2022

ParalympicsGB athletes and staff recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours list

Lora and Neil Fachie are among a host of ParalympicsGB athletes and staff to have been recognised in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Husband and wife Neil and Lora have both been awarded and OBE (Order of the British Empire) along with Lora’s tandem cycling pilot Corrine Hall.

The trio all won track cycling gold within 16 minutes of each other in Tokyo with Lora and Corrine also combing to win a silver medal in the road cycling time trial.

Sammi Kinghorn celebrates at Tokyo 2020

Gaz Choudhry, who won wheelchair basketball bronze as well as stepping to coach the team in Tokyo is awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire) along with wheelchair racer Sammi Kinghorn claimed her first Paralympic medals last summer with Silver in the T53 400m and Bronze in the T53 100m.

Fresh from making history in Beijing by becoming Britain’s first-ever male to win gold on snow Neil Simpson is made an MBE along with his guide and brother Andrew.

Andrew (L) and Neil (R) Simpson in action at Beijing 2022

The brothers won ParalympicsGB’s first gold medal of the Games and were selected to be flagbearers at the closing ceremony.

There were further MBEs awarded to Dr Stuart Miller, Chief Medical Officer for ParalympicsGB at Tokyo 2020, and Verity Naylor, Director of Operations at the British Paralympic Association (BPA).

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