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.