George Peasgood, a British Paralympic medalist, is in critical condition in the hospital after getting a brain injury in a cycling training accident.
Peasgood, who is 27 years old, won a silver medal in para-triathlon and a bronze medal in para-cycling for Team GB at the late Tokyo Games last summer. Between 2015 and 2019, he also won four national para-triathlon titles.
The star from Loughborough has also been in great shape in 2022. He won gold in Japan at a World Triathlon Para Series event. At the Paracycling Road World Championships in Canada in August, he also won the men’s C4 time trial.
But Peasgood’s partner Frankie Hall says that he is getting care in a neuro-critical care unit because he “suffered severe injuries, specifically a diffuse axonal injury.” She also said on social media that the crash was a “freak accident” in which no other cyclists were hurt.
“I’d also like to thank the fast actions of the Herts and Essex Air Ambulance crew, local police, and ambulance paramedics, who made sure George was safe within minutes of the accident, “she told me. “Thank you very much to Blue Carpet Management, British Triathlon, and British Cycling for always helping George.
“Since George’s accident, and for the foreseeable future, I’ll be at the hospital and with the rest of George’s family to help him on his long road to recovery, “said Hall. “We don’t have any more information right now. Once he wakes up, we’ll know more, but for now, we’d like you to give us your respect and privacy.”