Today saw two of our competitors,James & David meet with disappointment while cycling for Ireland. They were unlucky to miss out on a bronze medal. While they did theiir best it is difficult to turn on peak performances on demand and considering they have only been paired since January they did well. Let’s hope they get medals in the next competition.
Well done to all our other competitors some of whom set Irish records and broke through their personal bests.
What a testament to the strength, courage and ability of the athletes that all tickets to every event and ceremony are sold out.
Roll on the competitions. Ireland make up 1 % of theathletes but as always we punch above our weight and as each athlete and competitor performs to the Peak we expect more medals than ever 🙂
A recent article I read in the Telegraph about Jonnie Peakcock.
“With Jonnie, quitting just doesn’t compute. He doesn’t know how to give up.” his mother said.
His times for the 100m sprint are faster than Pistorius. He is only 19. He may prove his mother right at the Paralympics in London shortly.
Meet the Irish team of 49 Paralympic athletes and competitors some of whom are already world champions. Each will do their best to produce their peak performance on the day. Best of luck to every one of them especially those that I assisted in a small way.
I thought this was a great feature- every aspect of Paralympics London 2012 detailed by numbers. ow.ly/1OsKHl