Ambassadors Deidre Barry

DEIDRE BARRY

Hometown: Toronto, ON currently, but from Milwaukee, WI USA
Training Location: Not currently training, I am retired from competitive sport and work as Director of Strategy for Dark Horse Sport and as a Mentor for Trilogy Athletes. I also coach youth soccer and cross country running.
Sport & Discipline: Cycling (Time Trial and Road Race)
Years in Sport: 15 years

BIG ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Olympic Silver Medallist 2004.
Jr. World Champion.
3 Time World Championship Medallist.
6 Time US National Champion.
2 time World Cup Winner.

MEMORABLE EMOTIONAL MOMENT
Junior World Championship victory in 1989 in Moscow. My coach had confidence that I could win. It was the moment in my career when I first realized I could be a great athlete, achieve my sporting goals and dreams and that anything was possible.

WHY YOU LOVE SPORT
Through sport, I have stretched my limits, gained confidence, learned how to lead and contribute to highly effective teams, made lifelong and it has helped to shape my character. On the bicycle I feel free and it’s given me perspective and vantage point from which to view the world.

WHY FAST AND FEMALE
It encourages girls to be physically active, which empowers them by helping them to gain confidence and leadership skills.

BLOG
www.deirdrebarry.com