Superhero Sunday: David Weir

Tonight is the night that the Sports Personality of the Year award will be given out, and while there are many athletes who deserve recognition, I think that there’s one man who deserves it the most.  David Weir (MBE), or as he’s known by his fans, The Weirwolf (which is an epic nickname), won 4 gold medals in the London 2012 Paralympic games and embodied the can-do spirit and optimism that we felt as a nation during the summer of sport.

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David lives in South London with his girlfriend Emily, whom some of us DTSFT girls know from high school, and we think that David is not just a local hero, but a national one too.  During a summer full of outstanding athletic achievements, the Paralympic Games and those who competed in them did a great deal to raise awareness and change the opinion that some people had toward the disabled, by showing the world that they would not let something like a physical disadvantage hold them back from competing on the world stage.

Fingers crossed for David tonight to win SPOTY, but even if he doesn’t win, he’ll always be a superhero to us!  Good luck David!

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