Paralympic gold medal winner and TV presenter Giles Long has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of East London for his significant role in Channel 4′s coverage of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
The honour is also in recognition of Giles’ creation, the ‘Lexi Decoder’ (LEXI) graphics system- a Paralympic sport classification aid.
Giles’ sporting life began aged seven as a non-disabled swimmer but at the age of thirteen he was diagnosed with a bone tumour and spent the following two years beating Cancer. He was left with limited use of his right shoulder but determined to continue swimming he went on to become one of the UK’s most successful Paralympic swimmers. Continue reading »