Wheelchair Racer Diane Roy Speaks Out


The controversy over the crash-marred race where Canada’s Diane Roy had her gold medal win overturned has not stifled her spirit to compete.

Gary Kingston’s article in today’s Vancouver Sun has Diane’s thoughts on the incident:

“I talk with a lot of athletes, coaches and people with experience and [they say] it’s the first time it’s happened like this. There was a crash in Athens … and they didn’t rerun the race. It happens when we race long distances. It’s an accident. It’s ridiculous.

“What will happen when we have other races with a big pack and there’s a crash. Every time they will rerun the race?” 

Read the full article here.

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