John-James “JJ” Chalmers – born 1987 – is a television presenter and Invictus Games medallist.
He served in Helmand, Afghanistan as a Royal Marine with 42 Commando. In May 2011 he sustained devastating injuries in an IED blast in Afghanistan where he suffered facial injuries, lost two fingers and his right elbow disintegrated.
In September 2014, Chalmers was a medal winner in non-amputee cycling for Britain at the Invictus Games.
Chalmers went on to present National Paralympic Day for Channel 4 as well as an online show for the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha.
In July 2016, he returned — as an Ambassador — to the 2016 Invictus Games, telling his story at the opening ceremony as well as working with the BBC in their coverage of the games.
The following month, Chalmers travelled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as a presenter for Channel 4’s 2016 Summer Paralympics.
He was the lead overnight-presenter for the BBC’s Commonwealth Games in 2018.
The 2018 London Marathon will take place this Sunday with live TV coverage on the BBC. Gabby Logan presents live coverage of the 38th staging of the annual event on the streets of London, as tens of thousands of runners take on the 26.2-mile course….
The 2018 Commonwealth Games, commonly known as Gold Coast 2018, will take place on the Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia, between 4 and 15 April 2018. The BBC are heading down under to bring the viewing public more than 200 hours of coverage across BBC…
The 2017 Great North Run will take place on Sunday 10th August with live TV coverage on the BBC. Gabby Logan presents coverage of the half-marathon that runs from Newcastle upon Tyne to South Shields, with approximately 57,000 runners set to take part this time…