USC connection: Studying a Bachelor of Primary Education
Buderim para-cyclist Kyle Bridgwood competed in four events at his debut Paralympics.
Kyle has picked up two world titles in the past year, winning the Scratch Race (C4) at the 2016 UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships, as well as a gold in the Men’s C4 Time Trial at the same event in 2015.
The former Australian Army Private took up para-cycling just three years ago, after being seriously injured when he was struck head-on by a car in 2011.
Kyle, who was named the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Sportsperson of the Year for 2015, won silver medals in the time trial (C4) and track pursuit (C4) at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.
Road cycling and track cycling
- Silver medal at Paralympic Games 2016 - Time Trial (C4)
- Silver medal at Paralympic Games 2016 - Track Pursuit (C4)
- UCI Para-Cycling Track World Champion 2016 - Scratch Race (C4)
- UCI Para-Cycling Road World Champion 2015 - Time Trial (C4)
USC Sport Sponsorship
Kyle received a USC Gym membership for the duration of his studies at USC