WALPOLE St Andrew cycling legend Jody Cundy MBE was recognised for his outstanding services to Paralympic sport on Friday.

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The former five time Paralympic gold medal winner, multiple time World Champion and World Record holder was awarded an Honorary Master of Science by The University of Hertfordshire.

The 34-year-old won a bronze medal in the men’s individual C4 pursuit race in front of a home crowd at London 2012.

Jody was thrilled to receive such recognition from the university.

He said: “Having had a close relationship with the University of Hertfordshire for many years – especially during my swimming career – I feel honoured to be awarded an honorary master’s degree.

“It has been such a special year for sport and I am very grateful for all the support.”

Nick Brooking, Director of Sports at the Sports Village, paid tribute to the cyclist.

He said: “As well as competing, Jody believes that nobody is limited by their disability.

“We are extremely pleased to give him an Honorary Award in recognition of raising the profile of Paralympic sport.”

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