Go Paula Go

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

Wellington cyclist Paula Tesoriero is gunning for gold at this year’s Paralympics, 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 cycling 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!