Martine Wright MBE is a Paralympian and an inspirational speaker, who lost both her legs during 7/7 London Bombings.
The 2005 London Bombings were a series of coordinated suicide attacks targeting civilians on public transport during the morning rush hour.
Fifty-two people lost their lives, and over 700 received injuries.
For the British public, those two days were among the most shocking in recent history. Although devastating for Martine, it provided a springboard for new opportunities, goals and a new life.
During rehabilitation, she got married, gave birth, learned to ski, undertook a parachute jump and even learned to fly solo.
Looking for a new sport, Martine took part in a ‘have a go’ session for Sitting Volleyball.
She took to the sport and as a result progressed through the rankings. She made Team GB debut at the 2010 Kent International against the Paralympic Champions – China.
Following the 7/7 bombings and the long, arduous process of rebuilding her life, the next exciting chapter came when she was selected to play in the Team GB Sitting Volleyball team at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
- Hertfordshire Sportswoman of the Year 2010
- Zest Magazine inspirational Woman of the Year 2012
- Vitalise Woman of Achievement Award 2012
At the 2012 BBC Sports Personality of the Year, she won The Helen Rollason Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Face of Adversity.
Martine Wright Inspirational Speaker
As a motivational speaker, Martine shares her story and experiences on her journey to becoming a Paralympian.
Although she lost both legs in the Circle line bombing, Martine now considers herself a lucky woman with a whole new life of different opportunities.
- Overcoming adversity
- Achieving your goals