Rachel Morris /

Rachel  Morris

Sport

Cycling (Hand)

From

Milford Haven

Biography

Rachel was spotted as a potential 2012 contender when, after just six months, she had put in so many miles, she had virtually worn down her hand-cycle.

"I used to bomb around on it for ages, but did so many miles I kept breaking it. I've always played sport and it was something physical but stopped my legs hurting. I was put onto the Welsh and British Cycling teams," she said.

She made her Paralympic Games debut in Beijing in 2008, storming to gold in the time trial. She cemented her standing at the top in 2010 at the World Paracycling Road Championships where she secured gold in the road race.

Morris' talents do not end on the bike - she is also an accomplished sailor and has competed at an international level.