World Team Cup GB Quad Team Medal

MOL LI 63/2010.2


ID: Gold medal with an engraving that reads: 'National Wheelchair Tennis Association 2001 GB World Team Cup GP Quad Team'. It is in a blue box and has a red, white and blue striped ribbon. This gold medal was awarded to Mark Eccleston in 2001, who represented Great Britain in wheelchair tennis. Mark grew up in St Helens, Merseyside, and has had a long and highly successful career as an athlete, having played at the top level in both wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis. He has represented Great Britain in several prestigious sporting tournaments, including: · The 1993 Rugby World Cup and 1996 Paralympics as captain of the GB wheelchair rugby team · The Sydney Open, the Australian Open and the 2004 Paralympics in wheelchair tennis. An international champion, Mark became the first ever British tennis player to become World Number 1, holding his title from February 2002 to April 2003. Today, he is a motivational speaker and a mobility and disability sports specialist for Cyclone Technology, a Cheshire-based company specialising in disability sport and rehab equipment.