Amputating Alice | Preview (Channel 4)
A new Channel 4 documentary will reflect on the year for British Paralympian swimmer Alice Tai. Alice is a Paralympic gold medallist and World Record holder, but her swimming career was put on hold after major surgery, which meant she was unable to take part in the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020.
2022 was meant to be her long awaited return to the pool at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Just 7 months before she was due to compete Alice elected to have her right leg amputated to help improve her quality of life, following years of surgery resulting from the bilateral talipes she was born with.
Alice Tai said: "2022 was one of the craziest years of my life…a time of incredible highs and challenging lows, with everything in between! Noah and Channel 4 were there to capture it all and I can’t wait to share the inside story of what happened as I aimed to go from hospital bed to medal podium in just over 6 months."
Channel 4's Joe Blake-Turner said: "What an athlete and what a year! From learning to walk again to the Commonwealth Games…Alice’s story is uplifting. We can’t wait to see what she will go on to achieve at the Paris Paralympics in 2024."
Amputating Alice airs Tuesday 22nd August at 10:30pm on Channel 4.