LJMU Sport Business student Rio Boothe has been mentioned in the Liverpool Echo's 30 Under 30 campaign for 2024, recognising his remarkable achievements as a para-athlete and his positive impact on the community. The article, penned by LJMU Student Journalist Mackenzie Argent, celebrates Rio and 29 other individuals under the age of 30 who are making significant impacts in Merseyside.
Rio who navigates his life with Cerebral palsy Right-Sided Hemiplegia competes in the 100m, 200m, and Long Jump and is also a 2023 Para Laser Run World Champion, excelling in a sport that combines sprints with laser pistol shooting. Rio utilises his TikTok platform to collaborate with charities such as Cerebral Palsy Sport. Programme Leader Dr Nicola Robinson, got Rio involved through the Sport Scholarship Scheme and the Sport Coaching Department.
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