Sky Sports' groundbreaking My Icon series returns with a Para-Athlete special
Tanni Grey-Thompson, Sarah Storey, Jonnie Peacock and Libby Clegg among those featured in the latest instalment of the My Icon franchise
By Dev Trehan
Last Updated: 24/09/18 7:40am
During Black History Month last year, Sky Sports produced over 30 short films featuring black and minority ethnic people across sport talking about their journeys and those who helped to guide them.
Now we're bringing My Icon back for National Inclusion Week - this time to shine a light on some of Britain's most successful and inspirational Para-Athletes.
Episodes will be aired daily from Monday on Sky Sports Mix, with the subjects talking about some of the unique challenges they have faced, both in sport and in society.
They talk frankly about the highs and lows in their careers, the barriers they have overcome, those who have inspired them to become the very best they can be, and much, much more.
Here is what you can look forward to in our My Icon Para-Athlete series...
We kick off this series on Monday with a special two-part interview with the one and only Tanni Grey-Thompson. Tanni is a six-time London Wheelchair Marathon winner, an 11-time Paralympic gold medallist and was appointed to the House of Lords as a crossbench peer in 2010.
Up on Tuesday is one of the stars of the World Para-Badminton circuit, Wiltshire's Dan Bethell. Dan will spearhead GB's medal charge at Tokyo 2020, when Para-Badminton makes its debut as an official Paralympic sport.
Former wheelchair rugby star and ex-Sky Sports Scholar Steve Brown is featured in Wednesday's episode.
Brown was part of the British team that won gold at the 2007 Wheelchair Rugby World Championship before going on to captain Team GB at the London 2012 Paralympics.
Watch Sarah Storey's amazing tale on Thursday as the 14-time Paralympic champion lifts the lid on her incredible journey that has seen her win Paralympic gold medals in two different sports, either side of becoming a mother.
Hear from track and field Paralympian Stef Reid on Friday. Reid - born in New Zealand, raised in Canada, and a two-time Paralympics silver medallist for Team GB - is a five-time world record holder and the current T44 long jump world champion.
Scottish sprint sensation Libby Clegg's My Icon episode airs on Saturday. Clegg became a Commonwealth champion at the 2014 Games in Glasgow, before winning double T11 sprint gold at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
Double world and Paralympic T44 100m champion Jonnie Peacock brings the series to a close on Sunday. Peacock is a former world record holder who returned to action at the Great North City Games earlier this month after a year-long break from Para-Athletics.
Don't miss the My Icon Para-Athlete special, starting on Monday on Sky Sports Mix with a two-part interview with Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.