Watford discus star Taia Tunstall rubbed shoulders with three British sporting heroes after being singled out to attend a special parliamentary reception hosted by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson at the House of Lords.

Grey-Thompson, an 11-time Paralympic champion, was joined by Tunstall and former Olympic champion Mohamed Sbihi and five-time Paralympic medallist Natasha Baker at the reception that celebrated the impact of SportsAid and Entain’s funding in transforming young careers.

Tunstall, 19, had the unique opportunity to absorb Grey-Thompson, Sbihi and Baker’s eminent insight and enjoy a day in the capital to savour at the iconic political venue.

The discus competitor, who starred at the 2019 Youth Nations Cup, had the chance to mingle with the other SportsAid and Entain-supported athletes before listening to speeches from Grey-Thompson, Sbihi and Baker to cap a memorable two hours.

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Grey-Thompson, who racked up 16 Paralympic medals between Seoul 1988 and Athens 2004, said: "Sport is so important to British society - not just medal success, but giving young people that chance to be the best that they can be.

"My career and so much of what I did was based on the support I had from SportsAid, and it's amazing to see that support going back to young athletes going forward."

Tunstall’s career is supported by a partnership between Entain – owner of Ladbrokes and Coral – and SportsAid, and the talented athlete was one of 15 athletes hand-picked to attend the celebratory event in Westminster.

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