Congratulations Rachel Morris from thebestof Farnham and all our members
12th September 2016
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Farnham rower Rachel Morris wins the arms-shoulders single sculls at this year’s Paralympics in Rio.    

Last weekend Rachel set a new Paralympic best time of 5.13.69 over the exciting 1,000m race, finishing a boat length ahead of China’s Lili Wang in second position and Israel’s Moran Samuel in bronze.  

In an emotional BBC5 Live radio interview Rachel described her win as ‘unreal’

"It's one of the best things I've ever done" she said.

Adding “It feels a bit unreal as I had such an appalling start I thought I'd thrown it away”.  

Following an illness which saw both of her legs amputated, Rachel channelled her energy into sport, competing at world class level. She won gold on a hand cycle in Beijing eight years ago and amazingly only learned to row three years ago! Rachel quit cycling after being hit by a car during a training ride shortly before London 2012, where she claimed bronze in the road race. She has though continued to be an inspiration and certainly a force to be reckoned with!  

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