Graham believes he is riding towards Tokyo
CYCLIST Fin Graham believes he has made a major stride forward for 2020 Paralympic Games selection after a winning weekend at the Manchester Para-Cycling International.
The Strathpeffer para-athlete picked up four medals which included two gold medals in the C3 1km time trial and in the C3 3km individual pursuit.
He also won a silver medal in the mixed team sprint and a bronze in the C1-3 scratch race.
The 19-year-old, who moved from Ross-shire to Manchester to train with the Great Britain team is aiming to be selected for the games in Tokyo next year.
After last weekend, he believes he has moved closer to realising his dream.
“We are now in full swing coming up to Tokyo. With that being the big goal I believe I have done myself no harm in putting me into the thoughts of the selectors.
“I was taking a lot of time off my personal bests.
“I believe I have put myself in a good position going forward.
“There is still a long way to go so anything can happen.
“But the target is Paralympic selection to go to Tokyo in 2020.
“My performance is all down to me.
“But my selection is up to the coaches and I will look to make a claim as much as I can.”
The former Dingwall Academy pupil says he was delighted with how he performed last weekend.
He says having access to state of the art facilities in Manchester has allowed him to go faster than ever before.
“From a young age being part of the GB set-up has been a massive goal.
“In the past few months my performances have gone upwards massively having access to the best facilities and coaches.
“The times that I was putting in at the weekend has solidified my belief and has given me confidence for the future with what I have been doing.”