Walter Grant-Stuart to compete at Para-Cycling World Cup
DPI, Guyana, Friday, June 29, 2018
Walter Grant-Stuart, gold medalist at the Union de Cycling C1 Para-cycle road race in Villengeneue, Montreal, Canada, will be representing Guyana once again in the Para-Cycling World Cup in the Netherlands.
The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Para-Cycling Road World Cup commences on July 6 and ends on July 8. Grant-Stuart’s participation in the event is made possible via sponsorship from the National Sports Commission. Director of Sport, Christopher Jones said that Grant-Stuart has been one of Guyana’s most outstanding athletes on the world stage.
Jones added that “the sports commission recognizing his achievement and recognizing the ability in Walter Grant-Stuart, we would want to ensure that he is given every opportunity to further represent Guyana and more so, giving people with a disability equal opportunity as everyone else at the Paralympic Games.”
Grant-Stuart said he is thankful for the support he has been receiving from the National Sports Commission. He noted that his main aim at the upcoming event is to pick up another gold medal for Guyana and to qualify for the 2020 Paralympics. With over 14,000 cyclists participating in the event and being the only cyclist in the road race, Grant-Stuart said he is looking forward to the stiff competition.
“I am the only cyclist from Guyana, most of the teams have eight and nine guys and I am from Guyana so I am the only person from here and there is like two other South American countries, Argentina and Peru. Everybody else is from Europe and cycling is a big thing in Europe so you would have a high level of competition.”
After this event, Grant-Stuart’s next major competition is slated for Italy in August where he will use the opportunity to qualify for the Paralympic Games.
By: Isaiah Braithwaite.
Image: Kawise Wishart.