A BOSTON-born athlete has been selected to compete in London 2012 Paralympic Games.
Kieran Tscherniawsky was born in the town but moved to Heckington to live with grandmother Molly at a very young age.
Although suffering from cerebral palsy he has excelled in a variety of sports, including wheelchair basketball, and took up seated discus throwing in 2008 - setting a new UK and European record distance of 29.57 metres in seated iscuss for men under-23 two years go.
Now the ParalympicsGB team have selected him to compete in the athletics in London.
He will be joining a team of 49 members which features a number of experienced track and field campaigners including Stephen Miller, a three-time Paralympic gold medallist in the club throw and Dan West, a multiple medallist in shot putt and discus, who have been selected for their fifth Games this summer.
Craig Hunter, Chef de Mission of ParalympicsGB, said: “The athletics announcement completes the line-up for ParalympicsGB for London 2012
“This team has a promising balance of experience and new, up-and-coming talent and I can’t wait to see how they perform in London.”
The Athletics announcement is the final team announcement for ParalympicsGB and completes the line-up of British athletes who will compete for Great Britain and Northern Ireland at London 2012.
In total, 288 athletes have been selected, alongside a further 13 team members, including sighted goalkeepers, tandem riders and guide runners.
Kieran is also a member of the Lincolnshire Elite Athlete Programme (LEAP) run by Lincolnshire Sports Partnership.