After Paralympian Liz Johnson won a gold medal in Beijing, 2008, it’s her time to shine again at London 2012. Healthy caught the sporting champ from BT House at BT London Live about, swimming, exercise and staying motivated
How did you get into swimming?
Like many children, I was taught as a child by mum so I was safe when we went on holidays. But I have always been in water, it’s so beneficial for children with cerebral palsy.
Do you do any other exercise apart from swimming?
As an athlete I like to play all sports, off season I play tennis and cycle a lot.
How do you stay motivated?
I love winning; as an Olympic athlete I’m highly competitive , that’s enough reason to give it your all!
What’s the best part about being an professional athlete?
The lifestyle is amazing, you get so much out of competing, it makes you a better person and gives you perspective. You are constantly competing against some of the BEST athletes in the world!
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