It’s time for ‘My Best & Worst Moments’, which this week is provided by the USA’s reigning double world champion and world record holder Richard Browne.
The American won Paralympic silver at London 2012 and world silver in 2013 before going on to top the podium twice at the 2015 World Championships last October. Browne smashed both the 100m and 200m T44 world records on his way to gold – here he reveals what has inspired him along the way.
My worst moment
My worst moment was when I lost to Jonnie Peacock at the IPC Athletics World Championships in 2013. I knew that I was supposed to win that race and it taught me the importance of running rounds.
When I lost, I felt empty inside, and after that day I said I would never lose another race. This loss drove me on and made me even more determined to succeed - and to this date I've only lost one race since.
My best moment
My best moment was in Brussels in 2014, running at the Memorial Van Damme IAAF Diamond League meet and representing para sport.
I had a great performance, breaking the 200m world record and I remember how awesome it was to hear 50,000 people cheer and scream for me; at that moment I realized that this was MY SPORT!!!
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