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Sad loss of wheelchair sportsman Chris Hallam

Known as 'Shades', Chris Hallam was probably one of the better known
pioneers of disabled sport and unfortunately died last month.

Chris Hallam MBE mastered many disabled sports  following a motorcycle
accident that left him paralysed below the chest. Best known for swimming
and wheelchair racing in the late eighties and early nineties, Chris was a
much respected character who was often described as flamboyant.

Chris was in his late 40s and lived in South Wales for most of his life. He
was probably best known for wheelchair racing and won the London marathon on two occasions.

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson called him an "icon in wheelchair sport" and is
one of very many who claim he was a massive inspiration to make them compete
in disabled sports. He had marathon victories in Paralympics in Seoul,
Atlanta and Barcelona.

Chris didn't sit still for long and was in the spot light in the late
eighties for his around Wales wheelchair ride which raised funds for the
centre for the disabled at Cardiff University.

Following his achievements in disabled sport, Chris took to coaching and
concentrated on a number of wheelchair racers from Wales as part of their
academy system.

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