PROSERPINE’S world champion Paracyclist David Nicholas is hoping to add an Olympic gold medal to his already impressive list of achievements, when he races in the 1km time trial at the London 2012 Paralympics today (UK time).
PROSERPINE’S world champion Paracyclist David Nicholas is hoping to add an Olympic gold medal to his already impressive list of achievements, when he races in the 1km time trial at the London 2012 Paralympics today (UK time).

GOLDEN HOPES ON TRACK IN LONDON

PROSERPINE'S world champion Paracyclist David Nicholas is hoping to add an Olympic gold medal to his already impressive list of achievements, when he races in the 1km time trial at the London 2012 Paralympics today (UK time).    Nicholas, who is tipped to have a strong chance of a podium win, was born with cerebral palsy in 1991.   He started training as a cyclist with his father David Nicholas senior and quickly made a name for himself as a rising track and road star on the Australian cycling scene.   Nicholas won his first international medal in the road time trial at the 2011 Road World Championships.    In 2012 he competed in the UCI Track World Championships in Los Angeles, walking away a world title-holder in the 3km individual pursuit and beating British world record-holder Darren Kenny in the C3 category.   Nicholas also won a silver medal in the 1km time trial, proving he is a more than capable contender for London's 2012 Paralympic games.   Nicholas, who works in IT support at Whitsunday Regional Council, said his greatest moment to date was being selected for his first Australian team at the World Championships.   He lists his cycling heroes as Cadel Evans, Robbie McEwan and Stuart O'Grady. Outside of cycling, Nicholas enjoys travelling, surfing the internet and watching TV.    PROSERPINE'S world champion Paracyclist David Nicholas is hoping to add an Olympic gold medal to his already impressive list of achievements, when he races in the 1km time trial at the London 2012 Paralympics today (UK time).    Nicholas, who is tipped to have a strong chance of a podium win, was born with cerebral palsy in 1991.   He started training as a cyclist with his father David Nicholas senior and quickly made a name for himself as a rising track and road star on the Australian cycling scene.   Nicholas won his first international medal in the road time trial at the 2011 Road World Championships.    In 2012 he competed in the UCI Track World Championships in Los Angeles, walking away a world title-holder in the 3km individual pursuit and beating British world record-holder Darren Kenny in the C3 category.   Nicholas also won a silver medal in the 1km time trial, proving he is a more than capable contender for London's 2012 Paralympic games.   Nicholas, who works in IT support at Whitsunday Regional Council, said his greatest moment to date was being selected for his first Australian team at the World Championships.   He lists his cycling heroes as Cadel Evans, Robbie McEwan and Stuart O'Grady. Outside of cycling, Nicholas enjoys travelling, surfing the internet and watching TV.   

Surprise find in man’s pants after street disturbance

Premium Content Surprise find in man’s pants after street disturbance

Police searched a man seen acting erratically. What they found left him charged and...

Meth-taking truckie stops for a snooze on busy road

Premium Content Meth-taking truckie stops for a snooze on busy road

Truck driver had drugs in his system when he blocked road

DON'T MISS IT: Activate your free bonus for big rewards

Premium Content DON'T MISS IT: Activate your free bonus for big rewards

Did you know you can get even more – for free?