Andy Lewis

It took just three years from being talent spotted to Andy winning Paralympic Gold in Rio. He came to triathlon in 2013 via the Triathlon England Talent squad. He quickly broke into the UK Sport Lottery Funded Great Britain Paratrithlon Squad, trained full time at the Loughborough Triathlon Performance Centre for two years and is now back home with his young family in Lydney, Gloucestershire.

Andy was awarded an MBE for services to triathlon in February 2017. He received it from HRH Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace after becomig Britain's first ever Paralympic gold medal winner in Paratriathlon at the Rio 2016 Games.

Andy is a through the knee amputee (right leg) having been involved in a motorbike accident when he was 16. At the time he was applying to be part of the Army Parachute Regiment and was an excellent cross country runner for Gloucestershire. He spent months in hospital, and his leg was initially saved, but he later had it amputated when he was 22 due to a number of complications.

Major Results

Date Event Position
15th Sep 2018 2018 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Gold Coast 2nd
18th Aug 2018 2018 Lausanne ITU Paratriathlon World Cup 1st
19th Jul 2018 2018 Tartu ETU Triathlon European Championships 2nd
30th Jun 2018 2018 Iseo - Franciacorta ITU World Paratriathlon Series 2nd
28th May 2018 2018 Eton Dorney ITU Paratriathlon World Cup 1st
8th Oct 2017 2017 Sarasota ITU Paratriathlon World Cup 1st
15th Sep 2017 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam 1st
16th Jun 2017 2017 Kitzb├╝hel ETU Triathlon European Championships 1st
13th May 2017 2017 Yokohama ITU World Paratriathlon Series 1st
10th Sep 2016 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games 1st
24th Jul 2016 2016 Rotterdam ITU Paratriathlon World Championships 1st
27th May 2016 2016 Lisbon ETU Triathlon European Championships 1st
24th Apr 2016 2016 Penrith ITU World Paratriathlon Event 1st
18th Sep 2015 2015 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago 9th
16th Aug 2015 2015 Detroit ITU World Paratriathlon Event 2nd
1st Aug 2015 2015 Rio de Janeiro ITU World Paratriathlon Event 3rd
10th Jul 2015 2015 Geneva ETU Triathlon European Championships 4th
10th May 2015 2015 Madrid ITU World Paratriathlon Event 3rd
1st Mar 2015 2015 Buffalo City ITU World Paratriathlon Event 2nd
21st Sep 2014 2014 Madrid ITU World Paratriathlon Event 1st
10th Aug 2014 2014 GBR Paratriathlon National Championships 1st
5th Jul 2014 2014 Iseo - Franciacorta ITU World Paratriathlon Event 6th
31st May 2014 2014 London ITU World Paratriathlon Event 3rd

Running is a major strength for Andy, and he uses a high quality running blade as well as prosthetic leg on the bike.

He competed in his first triathlon in April 2014 and by the end of the season achieved a gold medal at the Madrid ITU World Paratriathlon Event. In 2015 he won a medal at the Rio Paratriathlon Test Event in the PT2 classification and in 2016 he became the ETU European Champion in Lisbon. Andy won Gold for ParalympicsGB with a dominant performance in Rio. He became the first British man to win a Paralympic medal of any colour as the sport made it's debut at the Games.

In 2017, Andy retained the ETU European title, but then suffered a training crash on his bike and had an uphill battle to retain his fitness for the ITU World Championships. However, he rose to the challenge and recorded an impressive victory in Rotterdam.

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