Double Gold Medallist Jaco van Gass Reflects On 'Unbelievable' Paralympics

Former paratrooper Jaco van Gass says he's "extremely proud" after an incredible Paralympics performance saw him win two gold medals and a bronze in Tokyo.

The Team GB cyclist also broke three world records during his two weeks in Asia.

The British Army veteran lost his left arm while serving with the Parachute Regiment in 2009.

Mr van Gass' Paralympics started with his first gold in the C3 3,000m Individual Pursuit before a bronze in the C1-3 1,000m Time Trial.

His second gold came in the mixed C1-5 team event before he finished fifth in the C1-3 Cycle Road race.

"I'm just reflecting back on the last two weeks which was just unbelievable," said van Gass. "I've raced in five races – that's the most of any on the GB Paralympic cycling team.

"Coming from the track with three world records, three medals, two golds and a bronze.

"I'm extremely proud of what I've achieved."

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The Invictus athlete expressed disappointment at the final result in the road race and revealed the team were dreaming of an all-British podium.

He said: "We had a meeting before, in Manchester, and we knew we had an advantage having three riders in there.

"We had this dream scenario of a British one-two-three. As the race panned out, it could have been that."

The cyclist said he felt "a lot more pressure" because he was "third rider in the back".

"When it's so close, it really, really hurts. It really is difficult to comprehend.

"I do feel if I had 50 more metres, I could have done it," he added.

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