Robbie Thompson has completed his first event at the World Transplant Games in Newcastle, UK.
The 21-year-old Courtenay cycled the 10km time trial Monday. He didn’t win a medal, but he is mindful that the week-long event is more about participation and fun.
“However, I am eager to try and earn a medal at swimming (50m freestyle) on Wednesday for my friend’s child Oliver, who has cystic fibrosis,” Thompson said by email. “We shall see if I can do it!”
Robbie celebrated the 20th anniversary of his first heart transplant on July 21. He is competing at the Aug. 17-24 Games to honour his donor family and to celebrate the milestone.