Let’s help Heckington Paralympian reach world championships

Kieran Tscherniawsky EMN-170516-084542002

Kieran Tscherniawsky EMN-170516-084542002

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Two-time Paralympian Kieran Tscherniawsky is appealing for help to get him to July’s World Championships, in London.

The 25-year-old has his sights set on the biggest event of this year’s athletics calendar, but is seeking sponsorship to allow him to compete in the Olympic Stadium for a second time.

Kieran Tscherniawsky had to turn to the shot putt after the discus was removed from the Rio Paralympics EMN-170516-084554002

Kieran Tscherniawsky had to turn to the shot putt after the discus was removed from the Rio Paralympics EMN-170516-084554002

“I do not receive funding so I have to pay all my own costs,” said the 25-year-old, from Heckington.

“I first started my career in British Athletics sport at the age of 18 with the World Championships in New Zealand, doing the discus and came 10th.”

Kieran’s international career has also seen him win gold at the World Junior Championships in Dubai, and he also won discus silver at the European Championships.

He went on to represent Great Britain at the London 2012 Paralympics and then in Rio last year when he had to swap the discus for shot putt after the International Paralympic Committee removed his favoured discipline from the games.

However, he came fifth in Brazil and is now ranked number three in the world at the field event.

Kieran will head into London in prime form, having increased his shot personal best to 9.80m following an event in Stoke last month.

* If you can help Kieran’s world championship bid, call him on (01529) 461531 or email kierantsc@aol.com