Defying autism to become a skating star
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Calum Titmus: The autistic skating star who represents GB in the Special Olympics

The parents of an autistic figure skating star said he would be "stuck in a room" unless they spent £20,000 a year on activities for him.

Calum Titmus has become a top ice skater, who represents Britain in the Special Olympics and won silver for figure-skating at the 2017 Special Olympics in Austria.

The 21-year-old, from Peterborough, has now won more than 30 medals in his category, mainly in figure skating and speed skating.

His family said unless they spent the money he would be "stuck in a room", probably watching Disney movies, which he loves.

Find out how you can get into ice skating with the BBC Get Inspired guide.

  • 20 Mar 2017