Who is paralympian Jody Cundy? | The Sun

Who is paralympian Jody Cundy? | The Sun

JODY Cundy is best known for his impressive athletic ability.

The Paralympic star has impressed sports fans over the years, but who is he?

Who is Jody Cundy?

Jody Alan Cundy, CBE was born on October 14, 1978 and is an English cyclist and former swimmer.

He has found fame through his impressive sporting career, going on to win at multiple competitions over the years.

He has competed in various World Championships, winning 22 world titles – 19 in cycling and three in swimming.

Jody's most recent win was at the World Championships in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France in October 2022.

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When Cundy was just 10-years-old he started swimming but it was in 2006 that he made the switch to cycling, saying he was never a natural swimmer and he had to put a lot of work in to achieve what he did.

Cundy was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2022 New Year Honours for services to cycling.

He is taking on quite the career change as he was announced to be taking part in the 2023 series of Strictly Come Dancing.

What disability does Jody Cundy have?

Jody was born with a deformed foot which was then amputated when he was three-years-old.

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When he was aged 10, his parents met a disabled girl's parents and they discussed disability swimming.

After looking into it, his parents decided to get him involved where he showed early potential, breaking swimming records for his age group.

He became a leading member of his local King's Lynn club's team and made his international debut at the swimming World Championships in Malta in 1994.

When did Jody Cundy compete in the Paralympics?

Cundy first represented Great Britain three in the Paralympics for swimming in 2004.

He went on to compete three times in swimming at the Paralympic Games from 1996 to 2004, winning three gold and two bronze medals.

Then at the 2008 summer Paralympics in Beijing, Cundy represented Great Britain in cycling.

He broke the world record on the way to winning the gold in the 1km Time Trial which made him one of only a handful of athletes that have become Paralympic champion in two different sports.

He then competed in the 2012, 2016 and 2020 Paralympic Games.

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Is Jody Cundy married?

Jody is not married but he is in a relationship.

The sports star got engaged to his fiancée Lucy Bowles in New York.

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