“First it was learning how to be in a wheelchair, then how to walk with a walker, then ski poles, then a cane. Every one of those obstacles is like a climbing problem. You have to learn how to do the moves, where to put the gear, and methodically think about it. If it’s a challenging route, it takes time. You don’t just get it on your first try. When you do get it, you ask ‘what’s next?’
"I didn't do it [win Olympic gold medal] for the glory - that's a long time to wait if all you're focused on is the outcome. I really, truly enjoyed the process of every single day of that journey, and I think that's what has fueled me to achieve it and to keep going. I want to be better, and I want to wrestle in [the Tokyo Olympics in] 2020."