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WELLER Jamie
Sport Para alpine skiing, Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Great Britain   
GenderMen
Age52
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
B3
Guide
Adam Coulson
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Katrina, daughters Maddie and Poppy
Residence
Nottingham, ENG
Occupation
Veteran
Languages
English
Higher education
Mathematics - University of Warwick: Coventry, ENG
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
In March 2014 he attended a ski rehabilitation trip organised by a charity called Skiing With Heroes. The charity got him involved with the Armed Forces Para-Snowsport Team [AFPST] in Great Britain.
Club / Team
Armed Forces Para-Snowsport Team [AFPST]: Great Britain
Senior International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Great Britain
Location
Landgraaf, NED
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"We are here for a good time, not a long time." (dailymail.co.uk, 09 Nov 2014)
Awards and honours
He carried the Olympic torch during the torch relay for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (blindveteransblog.org.uk, 10 Apr 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (dailymail.co.uk, 09 Nov 2014)
Impairment
He lost his sight in 1992 due to a rare visual impairment called cone rod dystrophy. It is believed to have been triggered by exposure to bright sunlight while he was working as an engineer in the British Royal Navy. (blindveteransblog.org.uk, 10 Apr 2014; dailymail.co.uk, 09 Nov 2014)
Other information
CAREER
In 2012 he became the first registered blind person to become a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation in Great Britain. (blindveteransblog.org.uk, 10 Apr 2014)

NAVY VETERAN
He served in the British Royal Navy as an engineer for three years, before being medically retired due to his loss of sight. (blindveteransblog.org.uk, 10 Apr 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
There are no major results available for this athlete.