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Madeleine Thompson (born 28th March 1995) made her Paralympic debut at London 2012 as one of the youngest players on the women’s Wheelchair Basketball team.
She first became involved with Wheelchair Basketball after meeting former GB player Callum Gordon when she was 10 years old. She was invited to a Sheffield Steelers training session where she has become a regular member of the team as she immediately fell in love with the speed and high-
Having now established herself as a regular player at international level, Maddie became the youngest Wheelchair Basketball player to represent her country when she represented GB in the under-
On her Paralympic debut at London 2012, Maddie was part of the team that secured the best finish for ParalympicsGB since the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games, finishing in 7th place.
Maddie was born in Chesterfield and attended Lady Manners School.