December 1 - Double Paralympic gold medallist Simon Richardson is to sue the drink-driver who knocked him off his bike last year and left him fighting for his life.
The 46-year-old rider from Porthcawl spent nearly a month in hospital, still needs a wheelchair, and missed the London Paralympics after he was seriously injured by farmer Edward Howell Adams.
Earlier this year the 60-year-old from the Vale of Glamorgan was jailed for 18 months and banned from driving for five years after he was convicted of dangerous driving and of failing to stop.
Richardson had been left permanently disabled in 2001 when he was involved in a serious crash with a car while out with friends from a cycling club.
He continued cycling to help with his rehabilitation, and won two golds and a silver at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics.
He is due to go to Stoke Mandeville Hospital for three months in February for intense physiotherapy.
Earlier this week Richardson helped launch a Christmas drink-drive campaign by the Welsh police.
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September 2012: Eighteen months inside for drunk driver who critically injured Beijing cycling hero Richardson
December 2011: Beijing 2008 cycling hero Richardson could be paralysed for life after hit-and-run
December 2011: Driver appears in court following hit-and-run accident with Paralympic champion Richardson
September 2011: Paralympic champion Richardson vows to return to cycling despite hit-and-run accident
September 2011: Paralympic cyclist Richardson out of hit-and-run coma