Paralympian Cundy has gold on the horizon

CYCLIST Jody Cundy is confident of winning a gold medal when he competes in his fourth Paralympic Games in Beijing in September. The 29-year-old from Walpole St Andrew received the news that he had been picked for the British squad on Monday. He appeared

CYCLIST Jody Cundy is confident of winning a gold medal when he competes in his fourth Paralympic Games in Beijing in September.

The 29-year-old from Walpole St Andrew received the news that he had been picked for the British squad on Monday.

He appeared in the last three games as a swimmer and has won three gold and two bronze medals.

He switched to cycling just over two years ago.

At the Paralympic World Cup, in May, Cundy became a world champion and world record-holder in the LC2 kilo race.

He was also a member of the world champion sprint team.

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Father Alan Cundy said: "He's had an incredible year and he had to be picked for the British squad.

"He's incredibly determined and focused and he believes he can go out there and win a gold medal."

Cundy was born with a deformed right foot and he had the lower part of his right leg amputated when he was three years old.

He competes using a synthetic leg.

Cundy is away at a training camp in Newport this week.

He has recently been doing road training in Switzerland and indoor training in Belgium.

Mr Cundy said: "Jody's always taken naturally to any sport he's taken part in.

"In school, he competed with able-bodied sportsmen and excelled at football, cricket and basketball. I'm incredibly proud of him for what he's achieved.

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