We are delighted to share the news that Oliver Lam-Watson OA (06-11) has been selected in the ParalympicsGB wheelchair fencing team for Tokyo 2020.
Oliver is thrilled to be making his Paralympics debut and said: “Four years ago I was told I would never be an athlete, so if you’re young, disabled and having a tough time of it, I get it, that was me too. I encourage you to dream big, make every moment count and don’t listen when they tell you to ‘take it easy, play it safe’.”
Born with klippel-trenaunay syndrome Oliver's leg condition worsened around the age of 8. Where the use of forearm Crutches was required his disability doesn’t allow him to straighten or weight bare on his left leg.
Oliver has only been competing internationally for two years. He achieved a bronze medal in the individual Epee in Montréal 2018, followed by a silver medal in Team foil in Warsaw 2018. Competing in the World Championships in Korea in 2019 he won a bronze medal in Team Epee.