Paula wins gold!!!

Woo hoo. Paula Tesoriero has just won the gold medal in the 500m time trial at the Beijing Paralympics.

She also set a world record with her time of 43.281 seconds.

This is a huge achievement, especially when you consider where the power has to come from for Paula:

Paula Tesoriero has disabilities in both her legs – an artifical left leg as she is missing part of that leg and no ankle on her right leg. She uses a carbon leg while competing and relies on her thighs to power the bike.

You won’t beleive how many legs she has broken in training!!

Well done Paula (and hubby Chris). Really inspiring. I’ve known Paula since she was 18 and she’s always been amazing, but considering she only took up serious cycling a few years ago, the results are extraordinary.