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Full name  Kyle Ivan Bridgwood
Role  Cyclist
Name  Kyle Bridgwood
Disability class  C4
Nationality  Australian

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Born  23 February 1989 (age 26) (1989-02-23) South Africa

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Kyle Ivan Bridgwood (born 23 February 1989) is an Australian Para cyclist from South Africa. He won silver medals in the Men's Individual Pursuit C4 and Men's Road Time Trial C4 at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

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Personal

Bridgwood was born on 23 February 1989 in South Africa. Bridgwood moved to Australia at the age of 11. He joined the Australian Army in 2007. In 2011, he was hit by a car before work. He suffered a severed patella tendon, fractured kneecap, broken back and neck. The accident led to an acquired brain injury that affects his coordination and fine-motor control. After the injury, he returned to cycling and represented the Australian Army at the 2012 United States Marines Corps Trials. He was medically discharged from the Australian army. In 2015, he studying International Studies at the University of the Sunshine Coast. He lives in Buderim, Queensland.

Cycling

He is classified as a C4 cyclist. He returned to cycling after his accident and in 2012 at the United States Marines Corps Trials he won the gold medal in the Men's 30 km Open Cycle and silver medal in basketball.

Bridgwood won the Men's Time Trial and finished second at the Men's Road Race at the 2015 Cycling Australia Para-cycling Road National Championships. At the 2015 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships in Nottwil, Switzerland, he won the gold medal in the Men's Time Trial C4 and finished fifth in the Men's Road Race C4.

In 2015, he rode for Data#3 Symantec Team in Australian National Road Racing Series.

At the 2016 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Montichiari, Italy, he won the gold medal in the Men's Scratch Race C4–5 and the silver medal in the Men's 4 km Individual Pursuit C4.

He won silver medals in the Men's Individual Pursuit C4 at the 2016 Rio Paralympics and Men's Road Time Trial C4. He also finished in the Men's Road Race C4-5.

At the 2017 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Los Angeles, United States, he won a silver medal in the Men's 4km Individual Pursuit C4 and bronze medal in the Men's 1km Time Trial C4.

At the 2017 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, he won silver medals in the Men's Road Time Trial C4 and Men's Road Race C4-5.

Recognition

  • 2015 - University of the Sunshine Coast Sportsperson of the Year
  • 2016 - University of the Sunshine Coast Sportsperson of the Year
  • References

    Kyle Bridgwood Wikipedia


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