Reporters / DPA
The German Annika Zeyen had postponed her wedding to try to write a little piece of history of the Paralympic Games.
Marketing manager with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), she won Paralympic gold in a second summer sport on Tuesday.
Her victory in the handcycle road time trial is quite unique not only because she is the only IPC employee to compete in Tokyo, but also because this paraplegic athlete had already won gold. wheelchair basketball in 2012.
“To win gold in two different sports is amazing. It’s unsurpassed, ”said the 36-year-old athlete, who has only been competing in international handbike races for two and a half years.