Have you ever taken a second to think about the thousands of athletes that compete against each other providing us with endless viewing satisfaction that never make an Olympian podium? Well, all of these athletes are being constantly assessed, criticised and compared to the household names that we all know and love so much. The journey they undertake, the pain, the disappointment and the hope of beating their personal best has to be the main driver that helps them stay motivated.
The confidence they show in themselves is a reflection of someone that we all aspire to be like. Now imagine you have a disability and you can only begin to grasp a sliver of the challenges that face a Paralympian. How do they do it? The journey they complete to stand on the very same starting line as their Olympian colleagues can only leave you in awe at their achievements.
This journey starts again as soon as you and I turn off our TV sets and believe you me it can be a lonely one. Peter Ryan is one of those athletes who, having overcome adversity now faces the arduous tasks of competing around the world on the circuit so he can represent you and I by proudly wearing his national colours in Tokyo in 2020. Follow him and support him on his journey to Tokyo and be someone who makes a difference.