Paralympian Billy Shilton
Billy Shilton made his Paralympic debut in Tokyo and won a Bronze medal in the men’s class eight team with Ross Wilson and Aaron McKibbin as well as reaching the quarter-finals of the men’s class 8 singles.
Billy now 23, was diagnosed at the age of five with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), a group of inherited conditions that damage nerves outside the brain and spine. In this episode of the podcast we chat about overcoming challenges and what it takes to be at the top of your sport!
In this episode we discuss:
- How Billy pivoted from football to table tennis
- How coaches had an impact on Billy’s life.
- Not finishing school and moving away from home at 15/16.
- Billy’s plans to help other young people with disabilities
- Why having a disability shouldn’t hold you back
- Billy’s advice to his younger self