A few weeks ago, I attended a ceremony where four more Wolverhampton sports stars were officially inducted into the city’s Sporting Hall of Fame during a special ceremony at WV Active Aldersley.

Kristian Thomas and Stuart Dangerfield represented the city in gymnastics and cycling respectively and have many accomplishments in their sports.

Meanwhile, Mark Farnell (from Bilston) become the first Paralympic athlete to be inducted into the Hall of Fame along with the city’s only winter Olympian, bobsleigher Andrew Booton.

Mark, who is visually impaired, was the first Paralympian to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. He has represented the country numerous times at the Paralympic Games, World Para Athletics Championships and Para Athletics European Championships.

The Sporting Hall of Fame was launched in 1999 by the City of Wolverhampton Council and Wolverhampton City Sports Advisory Council to recognise and celebrate the achievements of sportsmen and women who have represented the city on an international stage.

It was a real pleasure to be at the event and celebrate the huge contribution to sport that these stars have made.

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