Guyanese Paralympian Walter Grant-Stuart is set to compete at the International Cycling Union para-cycling road racing world championships in Quebec, Canada in August.
Walter Grant-Stuart will for the first time compete in the high-level World Championship for para-athletes.
Grant-Stuart is Guyana’s only Paralympian after competing in the 2021 edition of the games.
He recently finished an impressive performance in the 39th Independence Three-Stage Road Race where he placed 4th in the first stage, 5th in the second stage and 11th in the final stage.
He finished 9th overall and won the veteran’s category.
Grant-Stuart said this race forms part of his preparation for the Guyana Cycling Federation’s National Cycling Championship and the upcoming Para-Cycling Championships in Canada.
He said, "I need to do some more miles. I'm short of miles due to the inclement weather. I just need to put in the work and I'll be ready."
The Nationals are set for June 30th while the 2022 UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championships are set for August 11 to 14.
Grant-Stuart notably won a gold medal at the UCI C1 Para-cycling road race in 2018.
The para-cyclist said he is confident and ready to compete in the international event.
"The level of competition is going to be very high. That's why I say I have a lot more work to do. I'm confident I'll get myself in order by August."
He is still to secure funding to compete but says he will reach out to the National Sport’s Commission which has consistently supported him to complete in past events.
Grant-Stuart needs USD$3000 to cover his participation in the upcoming event.