PAUL John < Back  
Sport Cycling - Track
CGA Scotland   
Gender Men
Born 21 Apr 1993
Height1.68 m
Weight 68 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Wantage, ENG
Occupation Athlete
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? In 2004 in Reading, he got his dad to take him to the velodrome every Saturday morning.
Why this sport? He was watching the Athens Olympic Games and saw Chris Hoy win the kilometre and thought it was the coolest thing ever.
Club / Team City of Edinburgh: Edinburgh, SCO
Name of coach Jon Norfolk
General Interest
Nicknames JP. (swarbrick.blogs.com, 27 Oct 2009)
Hero / Idol Sir Chris Hoy (swarbrick.blogs.com, 27 Oct 2009, bbc.co.uk, 17 Sep 2010).
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs He listens to rock music before competing to get him pumped. (bbc.co.uk, 17 Sep 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "It's not just about winning, it's making sure you are prepared to deal with losing as well." (bbc.co.uk, 17 Sep 2010)

"Everyone has setbacks. The journey to the top is not just a straight easy ride. It's alright when you're winning, but when you're not and things are going wrong, how you deal with that makes a true champion." (bbc.co.uk, 17 Sep 2010)
Famous relatives His dad is also a cyclist. (inthewinningzone.com, 17 Sep 2010)
Ambitions His dream is to become an Olympic champion (bbc.co.uk, 17 Sep 2010)