Two days following her return from the London Paralympic Games with two bronze medals, Windsor’s Virginia McLachlan started her studies at University of Windsor. And soon, she’ll start training with the Lancers track team.
“I’ve got a couple of weeks off now,” said McLachlan, who is enrolled in the social work program. “I’ve been going for quite a while.”
The Windsor Legion sprinter is still over the moon about winning bronze medals in both the T35 100 and 200 metres earlier this month. She also set a new Canadian record in the 100-metre event with a time of 16.42 seconds.
“I’m still really excited and proud that I won,” she said. “I was in shock for the first one and in shock for the second. I was excited and proud. Just a bunch of emotions.”
McLachlan spoke to her mother back in Windsor just as soon as she got off the podium with her first medal.
“Oh, she was proud of me,” McLachlan said. “It was nice to hear she was proud of me.”
The Paralympian and Canadian record holder may be in rest mode and focusing on school, but McLachlan’s mind is never far from the track.
“There’s the Worlds [2013 IBSA World Youth Championships] in July in France,” she said. “So we’re going to start training for that.”