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Rio 2016 Paralympic gold medal winner, Susie

Thursday 23 February 2017

“Winning a gold medal is one thing but, the swimming and the gym and all of the stuff that I’ve done in the swimming, has given me a huge amount of confidence in who I am.”

In this week’s 1000 Londoners film, you get to watch the incredible Paralympic swimmer Susie Rodgers who has won a total of 30 international medals.

We met Susie in Crystal Palace and discovered what it takes to be a Paralympic athlete. Her friends tell us how she is a perfectionist, always wanting to achieve the best result and going the extra mile in everything she does. Winning three bronze medals in the London 2012 Paralympics was not enough. Susie persevered to achieve gold at Rio 2016!

Susie really values the impact that a positive attitude can have on your both achievements and personality.

You can watch, like and share Susie’s film on 1000londoners.com, YouTube and Facebook  now.

Susie is part of our ‘Century: 10 Women x 10 Decades’ season, which will be back in cinema by popular demand on International Women’s Day March 8th 2017, Hackney Attic. Tickets are on sale now.

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