Paralympian David Weir quits Team GB and brands British Athletics ‘a joke’

By Greg Potts

Wheelchair racer David Weir CBE has announced that he has quit TeamGB and hit out at governing body British Athletics.

The six-time Paralympic gold medalist took to Twitter to reveal his decision.

Weir, who won four gold medals at London 2012 but suffered a disappointing Rio 2016 campaign, did not say why he had retired, only that he had “been let down again”.

“Today is the day I officially retire from GB I will never put a shirt on again. What a joke,” said the 37-year-old.”

Despite quitting TeamGB, Weir says that he is not finished competing.

“I have just retired from GB I will still be at the London Marathon this year,” he Tweeted.

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