Ballet dancer helps get brother to Rio
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Paralympic fencer competes at Rio 2016 thanks to brother

A British Paralympic fencer might not have made it to Rio without the support of his brother.

Birmingham Royal Ballet dancer Miles Gilliver, 23, helped raise the money Piers needed to qualify for the games at a gala evening organised by Midland Theatre Ballet.

Piers, 21, from Drybrook, Gloucestershire, was told aged 11 he would never walk again. He has a connective tissue disorder that weakens the muscles, particularly in the legs.

Ten years on, he's the world number one in his sport of wheelchair epee and going for gold at the Paralympics.

  • 05 Sep 2016
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