Nathan Smith #185
Aged 27, Nathan Smith had been walking home from an end-of-season function at his London rugby club in 2004 when a car ran into him, tearing his leg off below the knee.
Quickly after his injury, a friend introduced Smith to mountain biking. Within a year he had bought his own bike and was out logging kilometers on the road. At that time, he mainly raced against able-bodied cyclists in road events. Smith made his international debut at the Para Cycling World Championships in Canada in 2010. He then qualified for Denmark and Italy Para Cycling World Championships. In 2012, Nathan Smith made is Paralympics debut in London 2012 where he competed in 5 Para cycling events.
Smith still bikes recreationally, in between balancing working as a full time pharmacist and raising his two kids.