Apparently, these are the essential items one Lee Pearson would take to a desert island with him.
If you know anything about the equestrian world, the chances are you have heard the name Lee Pearson banded around a few times. If you have no clue about horses, his name might still ring a bell or 2, especially if you like to watch the Olympics on TV when they come around.
Apart from collecting 10 gold medals in the Paralympic sport of Dressage, he’s also been awarded an MBE, CBE and OBE by the Queen, been airlifted with a broken back out of his Dad’s field and had Margaret Thatcher carry him up the stairs of 10 Downing St. Not bad for an ex-administrator from Staffordshire.
Not content with being selected to represent the UK at the Rio Olympic Games this year, he's now the official flag-bearer at the opening ceremony. We cornered him for a few mins to see what makes him tick...
Lee - first off, congrats on being chosen by Team GB to be the flag bearer at the opening ceremony today!
Being the Paralympics GB flag-bearer is something I could never have dreamed about - I may cry!
I have some toilet paper in my pocket, hang on...You must have incredible support from your team, friends and family. What’s that like?
I have a massive team and I can't mention anybody as an individual, but I promise without any member of the team, being able to train - never mind compete and be successful - would be a lot harder. I'm grateful for everybody's help. My mother, being such a lovely yet strong lady, is my inspiration.