Para-cyclist and mechanical engineering student Alexandra Green has been selected for the London Paralympics team.

A world champion, Green will attend her first Paralympic games as part of a 15-strong cycling team. 

"I am so proud to be selected as part of the Australian team heading to London. I am one step closer to my dream of getting a Paralympic gold medal and could not have done it without the support of the University and UNSW Sport and Recreation. I know that when I compete in the green and gold I will have so many supporters back home and that makes me really happy. 

"I am living my dream," says Green, who is currently in Spain competing with the Australian para-cycling road team in the build-up to the games.  

Green switched to cycling in 2010, after much success in competitive rowing. She holds a Ben Lexcen scholarship and in 2009 she was named UNSW Female Athlete of the Year.

The past two years has seen Green excel in cycling. She won bronze at her first World Championships in 2011, and won gold at the 2012 Track World Championships.

The London Paralympic Games run from August 29 to September 9, 2012 

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