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Jody's triple Paralympic goal
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Jody Cundy
Jody triumphs at the Sydney Olympics
Aged just 25, Jody Cundy has done it all.

With two world records and countless medals to his name, the Hertfordshire-based swimmer is enjoying his third Paralympics.

So what's his secret? And what advice would he give to anyone who wants to get swimming? Jody reveals all.




Athens is my third Paralympics - and the hunger for this one is even greater than the previous two.

The Paralympics is so well publicised now and the competition is intense.

A few years ago there were two or three guys aiming for the top, but now there are eight or nine of us doing roughly the same times.

I swim in the S10 class and my biggest rival is Daniel Bell from Australia.

He broke my world record last year and in doing so became the first man to go below 60 seconds in the 100m butterfly.

There are also a few guys from Canada, Spain and Holland breathing down my neck, so it should be a great race - I just have to make sure I qualify!

My preparation hasn't exactly been ideal. I spent 10 weeks out of the pool suffering from glandular fever last year, which is obviously a massive setback.

My training was cut back to about 20 minutes a day at first, but I gradually built it up and by Christmas time I was back doing two hours a day.




Triple chance
Sink or swim
Winning feeling
Looking ahead

Jody's Olympic journey
Atlanta 1996: Jody won gold in the 100m fly, setting a world record time of 62.44s
Sydney 2000: Another triumph for Jody in the 100m fly and a new world record time of 60.21s
Athens 2004? Jody's going for gold again, but the competition will be tougher than ever



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