'I re-enact the joy of winning': Kristina Vogel on World Championships commentary

Former track sprinter says the 'fire is still there' for the sport, despite paralysis

Kristina Vogel in 2017 (Andy Jones)

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Two-time Olympic champion sprinter Kristina Vogel has said that commentating on the World Championships in Poland has allowed her to re-enact the joy of racing, and winning.

Speaking to AFP, the German rider who was left paralysed from the chest down after a training crash last year, said that her "fire" for the sport has not been smothered by her injuries.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.