Category - Cerebral Palsy
When did he get started?
Stephen started doing athletics at the age of 11, he went to an after school sports club where he took part in lots of sports including athletics. His parents encouraged him to do athletics, which was a natural choice as he was so competitive.
Stephen started training properly for athletics for age of 14, around that time he was called into the England & Wales squad. His first coach was Norman Burns, who was a Paralympic athlete himself, he coached Stephen up until he was called into the GB&NI squad at the age of 15. Ray Knight and more recently his Mum then coached Stephen to Paralympic success at multiple Games.
Support from UKA?
His first major competition was the Atlanta Paralympics in 1996. Stephen took gold to become the youngest ever GB Track and Field Olympic/Paralympic gold medalist, at just 16. Stephen went on to win gold at both the Sydney and Athens Paralympic Games.
He started receiving support from UK Athletics as soon as we took over the disability programme in 1999. He was too young to get full funding until the age of 21 but the support was a massive help towards his progression.
Stephen took Silver at his fourth Paralympic Games in Beijing.
Read more about Stephen: http://uka.org.uk/media/news/august-2010/05-08-10-stephen-miller/