Vicky Williamson British cyclist changes to bobsleigh professional

Vicky Williamson is to attempt her hand at a second sport after saying her intention to change from biking to bobsleigh. The 26-year-old has been a part of the British biking staff since 2010 and was a world bronze medallist within the staff dash six years in the past alongside Becky James.

Williamson returned to motion earlier this season after a horrific crash in January 2016 by which she broke her neck and again and dislocated her pelvis. Williamson, who has already accomplished a profitable coaching camp with the GB Bobsleigh staff, stated:“Cycling has been a big part of my life since I was a teenager. In a way I’m sad to be moving on from it but equally I’m excited about what could happen in my bobsleigh career.” My crash in 2016 modified my life and, though I might say it has inhibited my capability to excel to the highest of the game once more, my athletic functionality has nonetheless allowed me to proceed in elite sport. “I couldn’t have got through it without the support I received from British Cycling, who funded my rehab and supported my return. I will always be thankful.” British Biking efficiency director Stephen Park stated: “Vicky’s cycling career has been nothing short of extraordinary.” Her psychological and bodily energy, dedication and resilience are admirable have set her out as a real skilled sportswoman who has impressed different athletes who face their very own difficult accidents.

“The opportunity she has with the GB Bobsleigh team is really exciting, we wish her well and I know the friends she’s made amongst the riders and staff here at British Cycling will be cheering her on in her new challenge.”

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