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ewn.co.za 15 Sep, 2021 12:00 am

SA cyclist Toni Mould reflects on her Paralympic Games journey

SA cyclist Toni Mould reflects on her Paralympic Games journey
Toni Mould was one of the 34 athletes chosen to represent South Africa at the recent Tokyo Paralympics and she was one of the three para-cyclists and the only female cyclist to represent South Africa at the Games.

Toni Mould was one of the 34 athletes chosen to represent South Africa at the recent Tokyo Paralympics and she was one of the three para-cyclists and the only female cyclist to represent South Africa at the Games." Toni Mould was one of the 34 athletes chosen to represent South Africa at the recent Tokyo Paralympics and she was one of the three para-cyclists and the only female cyclist to represent South Africa at the Games.READ: Team SA names 34 para-athletes for Tokyo Paralympic Games "Officially I found out by receiving an email from Cycling South Africa on 12 July."Before I received the email I was confident that I was going to be chosen because South Africa had one slot for a female cyclist, and I was the only female cyclist that had competed in all the qualification competitions - but one is never sure until the official communication arrives.

" Para-cyclists in South Africa are self-funded over the years building up to the Games: they have to pay their way to competitions, find their own coaches and meet all their other sporting needs by paying out of their own pocket or through fund-raising campaigns."During the preparation phase, I didn’t receive much official support from South Africa.

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