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Megan Giglia

Previously a school sports coach and a regional officer for Badminton England, Megan had a brain haemorrhage in January 2013.

Having always been involved in sport Megan identified cycling as an option that she could potentially succeed in and attended a British Cycling talent identification session. She was accepted onto the Paralympic Development Programme in May 2014.

Megan was selected for her first Track World Championships in Apeldoorn in March 2015 and finished fourth in the C3 500m time-trial and C3 individual pursuit, narrowly missing a medal in both events.

She was then selected for her first Road World Championships in Switzerland and finished in fourth in both the time-trial and road race.

Megan continued to train hard and this work paid off at the Manchester Para-cycling International in November 2015, where Megan beat the reigning world champion, Denise Schindler, in the C3 individual pursuit.

She carried this form into 2016 and her second Track World Championships in Montichiari, Italy. Megan produced the performance of her life to win the first rainbow stripes of her career, taking gold in both the C3 500m time-trial and individual pursuit and setting new world records in both events.

At Rio 2016 claimed a gold medal with victory in the C3 Individual Pursuit. 

Major results

2016 Paralympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
C3 individual pursuit
2016 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Montichiari, Italy
C3 500m time-trial
2016 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Montichiari, Italy
C3 individual pursuit

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