A GOLD medal in Tokyo and competing at the winter Paralympics are next on the list of goals for South Coast silver medallist Amanda Reid.
The 19-year-old was on the dais in Rio this week after finishing second in the C1-2-3 500m time trial, just 12 months after switching from swimming to cycling. At her second Paralympics, the Werri Beach athlete is already setting her sights on more success.
“She’s already told me she’d love to win gold in Tokyo,” mother Kate said.
“It’s been amazing to see the confidence and maturity she’s gained as an athlete since swimming in London.
“To get to another Paralympics is a great achievement, so a medal is just the icing on the cake for her.”
Reid – who has cerebral palsy and an intellectual disability – may only have to wait two years for another Paralympics campaign, if her dreams come true.
With previous ice skating experience, she has already discussed a remarkable crossover to the winter version of the Games in South Korea.
Reid stopped the clock in 40.354 seconds, slashing two seconds from the C2 Paralympic Games record.
“I just went out and rode the best I could and tried to beat my personal best,” Amanda said after the race.
“That was the best ride I have ever done.”