World Number 1 & Paralympic Champion Judoka Chris was born in Hull, where he was a keen sportsman and rugby player until the age of 17, when his eyesight began to deteriorate.
Despite working as a mechanic, it was at the age of 19 that Chris was diagnosed with the degenerative eye condition Ocular Albinism, which degenerated further leaving him unable to continue in his line of work or with his sporting endeavours.
Former World Number 1 and Paralympic Judoka Champion, Chris Hunt Skelley MBE is a talented sportsman who has developed a remarkable career in the sporting industry. Having struggled for many years to get diagnosed with his visual impairment, the realisation that he had Ocular Albinism allowed him to overcome this issue and focus on creating a successful career.
Admired throughout his sporting industry, Chris Hunt Skelley MBE is now in high demand to attend speaking engagements internationally. Passionate to share his journey with a wide audience, he tailors his appearances to ensure that audience members leave feeling empowered and educated on a variety of topics. When looking to hire a talented sports speaker, look no further than Chris.
Becoming World No.1
“When my sight degraded significantly with ocular albinism, it was a very tough. Having everything taken away from me, out of my hands.