“There’s no substitute for hard work but success is more than a destination. It’s the people, the learning and the memories that count. If you’re not happy, you’re not succeeding, so find what makes you happy!”
For Mandip Sehmi (Manni), success takes many forms. In playing wheelchair rugby for Great Britain in the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Paralympics and winning three gold medals in IWRF European Championships he made his mark on team sport at the highest level. Doing so after the car crash which broke his neck and injured his spine represents incredible individual triumph. However, when asked what is his greatest achievement, his answer is immediate: his family.
Manni retired from sport in 2016 after the birth of his daughter and is now driven to be the best father he can be. His passion is working with people; building connections and offering solutions. He visits schools to teach core values to young people and he firmly believes that if you do what you love, it won’t feel like work.