What do you know about the big moments that inspire Swiss wheelchair racer Marcel Hug? Here’s what he has to say in our series, ‘My Greatest’.
My greatest sporting achievement
I would say my greatest achievement was in Rio 2016 - my gold medals in the 800m and marathon (T54), because it was my first gold medal in the Paralympics and my big goal, my big dream.
My greatest inspiration
I would say my greatest inspiration, or the greatest influence in my career, is my coach Paul Odermatt. He helped me a lot to have my successes and supports me a lot.
My greatest challenge
This year it was the Boston Marathon, it was a really tough challenge. The weather conditions were just terrible – I think it was the worst we can get – so windy, rainy and so cold. I didn’t feel my body any more, it was crazy!
My greatest sporting moment (outside of my individual moments!)
I remember when I was maybe 14 years old, I watched the Paralympics in Sydney [in 2000]. I watched the opening ceremony and it and was a great inspiration and I thought I want to go there too in the future.