Norse supports Danny Nobbs’ Paralympic World championship bid

Norse Commercial Services is once again sponsoring Danny Nobbs in his bid to be part of the British Paralympic team going to Rio in September 2016.

Danny, who changed discipline two years ago when his Shot Put category was dropped from the Paralympic programme, is now working his way up the Javelin event ratings.

“Looking back at the 2014 season, it was a steep learning curve,” Danny said. “It was my first full season since switching disciplines to the javelin and I had achieved both personal goals I had set for myself; to claim the British Record, and to be selected for Team GB at the Europeans.  A good start, but as with every athlete, you always want more!”

“In April I joined a squad of athletes and coaches at a training camp in Monte Gordo, Portugal, thanks to funding from Norse. They’ve also helped me buy a new Nordic Indra javelin which has been a tremendous help. Until this point, I had always thrown with javelins which I had been given or those provided in the competition, but this new one rivals the best out there.”

Danny says that he has plenty still to work on, and six more IPC-sanctioned events to go before the team is selected for the World Championships in Doha, Qatar, but he’s hoping for a great summer.

He is now 5th place in the world rankings; “Four places lower than I aim to be,” he comments.

Norse Sales Director Geoff Tucker said, “Danny has always been a great ambassador for sport in general, and a real role model for budding Paralympians in particular. We are delighted to be able to support him in his new chosen discipline; everyone at Norse wishes him well and we will keenly be following his progress.”

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