European, World & Paralympic Champion Andy Lewis
Andy Lewis is a GB Paratriathlete and competes as a through-knee amputee.
Andy lost his leg at just 16 years after a serious motorcycle accident. Instead of giving up after this life changing incident he has worked relentlessly to challenge himself and to stay fit and focused and become the best he can be.
For those of you new to Andy’s sport, he couldn’t have picked a harder event to compete in. Not only do you swim and bike you also run, it’s a grueling event especially for through-knee amputees as you also need to take into account the transitions from swim to bike and bike to run which are often referred to as the fourth discipline.
Andy Lewis has not only achieved European and World Athlete status in the short time that he has competed as a Paratriathlete, but can now proudly add Paralympics Gold Medalist to his ever expanding repertoire.
Some of Andy’s recent records; 4 X Triathlon Gold Medalist, 3 X Triathlon Silver Medalist, 2 X Triathlon Bronze Medalist, British Champion 2015, World Champion 2016, European Champion 2016 and Rio 2016 Paralympics GOLD Medalist.
His passion is with working with children
Andy works with people in a number of different ways and this website will show you the areas in which he excels. His passion is with working with children, inspiring them at the beginning of their journey to overcome any obstacle however big or small. Andy also specialises in motivational speaking, talking about his journey and success, how he achieved this and how his motivation and focus has led him to where he is now. He also works with people with disabilities, sports education and nutrition.
After waking up in a hospital bed at just sixteen years old the reality of exactly what had happened to me set in, I thought both my life and career were over.
Andy helped in making an impact to young people’s lives and raising aspirations whilst working on the Sporting Champions programme.
Andy has already been through more than most people will experience in their lifetime. His accident at 16 years was not the only challenge he would have to overcome in his life.