Athletes

Crystal Lane

Crystal made her Paralympic debut at London 2012.

  • Events:
    Cycling, Wheelchair Tennis
  • Home Town:
    Chelmsford, Essex
  • Lives:
    Loughborough
  • Trains:
    National Cycling Centre, Manchester, and Leics
  • Date Of Birth:
    13/09/1985
  • Games Attended:
    London 12

Having displayed a keen interest in sport from a young age, Crystal was inspired watching Sarah Storey compete at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games. In 2009, Crystal applied for UK Sport’s Paralympic Potential Talent ID programme and in December 2010 Crystal was announced as one of three athletes in the ‘talent’ section of British Cycling’s GB Para-Cycling Team for 2011.

Crystal used to play Football, where she competed at county level and she continued to play at an academy whilst she was studying for a BTEC in Sport Science.

In Cycling, she made her international debut at the 2011 Para-Cycling Road World Championships in Roskilde,Denmark, winning bronze behind her inspiration Sarah Storey and Poland’s Anna Harkowska. She now divides her training between both Road and Track Cycling.

Crystal made her Paralympic debut at London 2012 after being allocated a late bi-partite slot by the IPC just weeks before the Games got underway. She competed in three events, including the C5 Individual Pursuit where she finished 4th.

Having completed a degree in Exercise and Sports Science at Exeter University, Crystal is currently studying for a MSc in Sport Nutrition at the University of Loughborough.

Major Results

  • 2012 London Paralympic Games
  • C5 Individual Pursuit: 4th
    C4-5 Road Race: 6th
    C5 Time Trial (Road): 9th
  • 2012 UCI World Cup, Rome, Italy
  • C5 Road Race: 4th
    C5 Time Trial: 5th
     
  • 2011 Road World Championships, Roskilde, Denmark
  • C5 Road Race: bronze
    C5 Time Trial: 9th


     

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