Go Paula Go

July 10th, 2008 at 8:03 am by David Farrar

There are few people who really inspire me, but my friend who was on TV3 last night is one of them:

Wellington cyclist Paula Tesoriero is gunning for gold at this year’s , and the world record holder in the 500 metre time trial is expecting nothing less than gold in Beijing.

Paula Tesoriero has always been determined to disable her disability.  A rare condition meant three of her limbs were damaged before she was born and even though she has only been two years, she is already world class.

Even before she took up cycling, Paula was amazing for never letting her disability being a handicap. And the effort she puts into training for the cycling champs is beyond belief.

I’m not going to be watching too many races in the main Olympics. But myself and many others will be following the Paralympics cycling minute by minute!

Tags: , ,

4 Responses to “Go Paula Go”

  1. OECD rank 22 kiwi (2,752 comments) says:

    Good to hear and good luck.

    Paul Homes excelled at marketing the Paralympics when he was still on TV. Times change.

    Time for a change.

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  2. 3-coil (1,220 comments) says:

    Saw that item last night – inspirational!

    Please pass on our admiration for her gutsy effort, and wish her good luck.

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  3. PhilBest (5,121 comments) says:

    Go Paula, Go DPF. Inspiration indeed, she could be just wallowing in self-pity and watching Telly all day, couldn’t she?

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  4. Brian Smaller (4,023 comments) says:

    There are stacks of people like Paula out there. I have a boy playing in my rugby team with one lung who cannot take fluids other than by a tap that sticks out of his gut and feeds directly into his stomach. They are amazing people. You wont see them claiming a sickness benefit for being depressed or drug addiction. Go Paula!

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote