It was a big weekend at the Transplant Games for Cumbrian-born Peter Knox, who took home a handful of medals, including two golds.

Peter was thrilled to be following his dream of competing in various sports at the games, after his double lung transplant two years ago put his life on hold.

After his operation, the Eaglesfield man developed an infection that took a year to clear up, and was only signed off from the hospital three months before the Newport-based games began.

But nothing could get in the way of Peter’s ambitions, and the 29-year-old, who now lives in Exeter, competed in the tennis, a 5km fun run, a 1500m track run, the 4x100m relay, and “the sport he loves most of all”, squash, at the Transplant Games last month.

And he was over the moon to take home the gold medals in squash and tennis, and bronze in the relay.

Peter “had a ball” at the games, and his relay team, the Harefield Hospital group, went out for a “wild night at Nando’s” to top the weekend off with a cheeky burger or two.

Commenting on the games, Peter’s proud dad John said: “My wife (Jenny) and I have been through it all with Peter, and it was just wonderful to see him really coming forwards and doing so well.”

He added: “He’s always been involved with sports, and it’s always been his dream to win competitions like this.”