The presentation seems like a dream! I met up with the other medal winners Han-Peter Durst (GER) who had won Silver and David Stone (GB) who won Bronze and we all hugged one another. That is the good thing about Paralympic athletes we were happy for one another. The three of us are also friends through social media and keep in touch, so it was great that the three of us were standing there. When it was time to stand behind our podium places I must say I was shaking, but I’m not sure if it was because it was very cold or the nerves had set in, probably a bit of both. But I must say that it is the most unreal feeling hearing your name and moving forward to receive that medal. My family was only about 10m away and to be able to share this with them was fantastic! When the anthem played I sang every word, I figured if I didn’t I would cry!
After the presentation I was able to head over to my family and of course that is when the tears started on both sides of the fence I might add. But what a wonderful feeling!"
Carol Cooke’s blog about winning the T1-3 trike Time Trial - I love it, all about the race and the camaraderie between riders