Helensburgh Heroes would like to formally congratulate our project Ambassador Gordon Reid on his magnificent sporting achievements at this year’s Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
Gordon returns from the Games as a gold and silver medallist in the Men’s Wheelchair Tennis competition. He won Gold in the Men’s Singles and Silver in the Men’s Doubles with partner Alfie Hewett. Gordon beat his partner in the Singles final 6-2 6-1, ensuring a One-Two for TeamGB.
His Paralympic success caps a phenomenal 2016 for Gordon, having won both the Australian Open and Wimbledon Men’s Singles titles earlier in the year. Speaking to the BBC after receiving his gold medal, Gordon stated that he had been inspired by fellow Scot Andy Murray in completing a Wimbledon/Gold Medal double. “When I watched Andy win gold in Rio, I knew I wanted to do the same,” he said.
“I’m honoured to be talked about in the same breath as him. Team GB inspired us by getting the job done here in Rio. It really hasn’t sunk in yet what an amazing week I’ve had but to take home a gold and silver really tops off an incredible year for me. I didn’t see this success coming. It was only before the US Open last year that I started working with a sports psychologist to help me enjoy my matches more and stop putting so much pressure on myself.”
Congratulations to a truly inspiring athlete, man and Gold Winning Champion.
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