The British Transplant Games have thrown up some gritty
athletes who have competed after surmounting many odds.
Zoe Dixon took home five gold medals after having won the
100m and 200m track events, tennis singles, cycling 5k time trials and 10k road
race, a trophy for cycling and the Victrix Ludorum trophy for overall success
for the fourth time
Zoe has had a kidney transplant, but began competing in
2001. "It is great to be able to compete at the Transplant Games and
promote awareness and demonstrate healthy life after transplant," she
said. "This is a second chance. You have to make the most of it, live life
to the full."
chairman of Transplant Sport UK was delighted with the success of the Games.
"The games give transplant athletes a chance to celebrate their second
chance and thank the organ donors and their families," she added.
"There is no better proof of the power of the gift of life."