Paralympic hero Jody Cundy plans on putting his gold medal-winning prosthetic leg on display

Jody Cundy's treasure map-themed prosthetic leg, which he plans to put on display.

Jody Cundy's treasure map-themed prosthetic leg, which he plans to put on display. - Credit: Archant

Jody Cundy plans to ‘retire’ the prosthetic leg that fired him to success in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympic games.

Jody Cundy after winning gold in the C4/5 time trial in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games. PH

Jody Cundy after winning gold in the C4/5 time trial in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games. PHOTO: OnEdition 2016 - Credit: onEdition

The 38-year-old, from Walpole St Peter, plans on putting the leg on display as a reminder of his journey from a disappointing 2012 Games to his gold medal-winning heroics four years later.

The leg features all five of his Paralympic gold medals on a pirate’s treasure map design, and a question mark, signifying the potential of a sixth gold medal, which he duly won in the C4/C5 one-kilometre time-trial last year.

“There’s no new paint work on it,” Cundy told Press Association Sport.

“I’d like to retire the Rio leg, just because it looks so cool. Stick it in a glass case and have it on show at home somewhere.

“I’ve dusted off the old Beijing leg and am currently using that.”

Cundy is currently in Los Angeles for the UCI Para cycling Track World Championships, which run until Sunday (5).

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