Camden veteran and amputee gets gold in national cycling event

War veteran Garry Robinson knows a thing or two about hard work.

He has recovered from a brain injury and adjusted to life after a leg amputation.

The former soldier was wounded when a Blackhawk helicopter he was in crashed in Afghanistan in 2010.

Since then he has became an elite para-cyclist and last week he added another piece of gold to his trophy cabinet winning two events at the 2018 FedUni Road National Championships.

He competed in a time trial on Thursday, January 4 and a road race on Friday, January 5 in Ballarat, Victoria.

“I trained hard thinking the races would be tough and they sure as hell were,” Mr Robinson said. “The competition was stiff and the course was hilly. It was great getting two gold medals. My hard work paid off.”

The member of Camden Cycling Club rides a tricycle and regularly competes in para-cycling events across the country.

Mr Robinson took up cycling to compete in the 2014 Invictus Games in London and continues to compete annually.

“I love the sport and because of my injuries I will always be doing rehab whether that is training or competing,” he said.

Mr Robinson hopes to compete in the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney in October. If selected, he will ride a recumbent bike. He also hopes to compete in swimming and archery events.


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