Winter Paralympics: Brennan named in GB ski team

Mick Brennan
Mick Brennan

Bircotes skiier Mick Brennan has been named among a seven-strong Great Britain skiing team for the Winter Paralympics in Sochi.

The retired serviceman lost both legs in a suicide bomb attack in Iraq in 2004.

Brennan, 34, has recovered from a broken sternum and broken wrist, injuries suffered on the slope over the last year, to claim a place in the GB team.

He returned to the snow in November.

“I have been on a long road through injuries,” Brennan said.

“When I broke my sternum I was out for five months. I had to go out to New Zealand with the team when I had only been back for two weeks, then I broke my wrist.

“I started rehabilitation on it and went back to get the all clear so I could go out with the team but it was still broken, so I’ve only actually done a few weeks worth of stuff.

“To be selected is another chapter in my life and it will be amazing to compete at a Paralympics.”

Brennan lost both legs after surviving a suicide bomb attack while serving in Iraq in 2004 and took up skiing through the Help for Heroes scheme.

He will compete in the sit-ski events.

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