If there was anyone who doubted that Paralympic sport is not as brutal and exciting as its Olympic counterpart then Jody’s extraordinary and well documented five minutes in the Velodrome during this years Paralympic Games must have altered their views.
Jody was seeking his sixth Paralympic gold medal in his fifth Games at London 2012 and was the strong favourite for Gold in the C4/5 1km time trial when an alleged gate malfunction led to his disqualification. He demonstrated the spirit of the Paralympic Games and bounced back to win Bronze in the individual pursuit.
We are pleased to announce that Jody will be attending the sixth annual BBC Radio Norfolk Active Norfolk Sports Awards 2012 where the cream of sporting achievement and service will again be honoured.
Jody said, “From the British success in the Tour de France to the highs of Olympic and Paralympic games, 2012 has simply been an amazing sporting year. All of the success we’ve had this year wouldn’t be possible without recognising the huge part the clubs, coaches, volunteers and sporting organisations play in building the foundations for our elite athletes. These awards each year highlight and thank the people who play their part in our rich sporting nation and I look forward to attending the awards this year.”
Laurie Hull, Director of Active Norfolk said: “What a year it has been – amazing venues, fantastic sporting endeavour and outstanding results from Team GB. Now it’s our chance to acknowledge the best in Norfolk at our grandest Sports Awards yet, in the presence of some of the nations finest”.
You can still nominate your sporting heroes online at www.activenorfolk.org/sportsawards