JIM Palmer is desperate to kick-off his international career with a gold medal at the Wheelchair Basketball World Championships in Hamburg.

Britain face Poland, South Korea and the United States in Pool B – and head into the World Championships in excellent form having gone undefeated at British Wheelchair Basketball’s recent Continental Clash in Sheffield.

Palmer, 21, is determined to make his mark on one of the biggest stages of them all – but the Chelmsford man insists the pressure of his first World Championship appearance is not weighing him down.

“My personal aim is the same as everyone else, we’re going for gold,” said Palmer. “My training has been pretty full on ever since the beginning of the season.

“We had two trips away to Portugal and Poland, we had the Continental clash and in all our pre-games we’ve been undefeated.

“It’s a good feeling being selected for GB, it’s my first time making the senior team after transition from the under-23 team.

“On the team we’ve got so much experience and they’re such good role models, they’re always willing and happy to give a little bit of advice here and there just to tweak something that I’m doing slightly wrong or help me if I’m doing wrong.

“That’s a good thing, especially being the youngest in the team and that it’s my first ever time on the team as well.”

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