BBC Sport looks at what the future could hold for Paris St-Germain's France star Kylian Mbappe and asks if the striker could join Real Madrid or Liverpool. Lauren Steadman is following the example of fellow Paralympian Jonnie Peacock by becoming a contestant on the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.. By the time we get up and running after a little break after the Europeans, we're looking at six or seven months before we start to wind down to get ready for the best performance of our lives.". Her uncle suggested she train for the paratriathlon after seeing her potential in swimming, biking, and running. “I’m more nervous about being on stage, performing live and in front of the judges than I am about the Elite Paratriathlon Grand Final next month! “I’m not sure it would be as elegant as I need to be for the ballroom.”. "Dancers are fit but it's not triathlon-specific so it was really, really difficult.". A list of the key dates for 2020 and beyond. I’m more nervous about being on stage, performing live and in front of the judges than I am about the Elite Paratriathlon Grand Final next month.’. Steadman crossed the finish line one minute 30 seconds ahead of British team-mate Claire Cashmore, and said victory was "totally unexpected". Lauren committed to her sporting career at an early age, moving to a boarding school in order to devote time to both her studies and her sport, and competed in her first Paralympic Games in Beijing 2008 as a swimmer, and again in London 2012. 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Lauren preferred Celeb SAS to Strictly Come Dancing — which she appeared on in 2018, reaching the semi-finals with pro partner AJ Pritchard Credit: PA:Press Association. Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday 22 September on BBC One., Taking to Instagram, Lee Ryan wrote: ‘Congratulations to the absolute legend @laurensteadmann champion!! As AJ [Pritchard - Steadman's Strictly partner] said last year, it's definitely not about disability, it's about ability. "But for me it was just about going out there and racing in the heat. Steadman was born without the lower part of her right arm, but overcame this obstacle to develop a passion for swimming at an early age. "In the race, I felt quite good. "Will is such an energetic and passionate athlete - I think that is going to shine across," says Steadman. 18 April 2020, 16:18. "I was really nervous [about doing Strictly] because you don't see many athletes do it in the middle of an Olympic or Paralympic cycle, they normally do it when they have retired," she says. Lauren had at least 1 relationship in the past. "It was quite difficult to transition from being flexible, mobile and being able to dance to a rhythm into the linear movements I need to be powerful and strong, so in the first couple of weeks I was in a lot of pain," she says. This year's edition will see Rio 2016 table tennis gold medallist Will Bayley - famous for jumping on the table after winning his Paralympic title - strut his stuff on the dance floor. By Jan Brierley. The 25-year-old Paralympic athlete emerged victorious at the 2018 World Triathlon Grand Final in Gold Coast, Australia on Saturday (September 15), followed over the line by the UK’s Claire Cashmore and Grace Norman of USA. The event was changed at the last-minute to a duathlon - a format Steadman had never raced before - after. "I haven't done the cha-cha in any of my run sessions yet though.". Outside of her sporting successes, Steadman has completed a Master’s degree in Business and Management from the University of Portsmouth. A year is going to go so fast. "I think being on the dance floor has helped my running," the 26-year-old tells BBC Sport. While I lost my power, I gained lots of other stuff that perhaps if I hadn't done Strictly, I wouldn't have. it really meant something to me," she says. On Sunday, Steadman - who won Paralympic silver in the PT4 triathlon at Rio 2016 - will defend her title at the World Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland, before doing the same at the Europeans in Valencia, Spain, in September. In fact, Lauren … Lauren Steadman is single. Find out how to get into disability sport with our special guide. "I'm still going to go in not really expecting to win or to be on the podium. 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"From what happened to me last year, I hope Will has a similar experience in that he inspires older generations, younger generations and the families at home watching.". !’, Strictly 2020 stars show off their dance moves and Max George has us worried, Ranvir Singh jokes she needed '20 minute divorce' from Strictly's Giovanni Pernice, Strictly Come Dancing 2020: Max George really doesn't want to be compared to Jay McGuiness, Susannah Constantine also praised Steadman, adding: ‘And she’s only become a World Champion alongside doing Strictly #champion #legend #hero #ballroomdancer @laurensteadman.’, MORE: Strictly Come Dancing: Stacey Dooley reveals she’s about to make history with Kevin Clifton on week one, MORE: Strictly curse rumours in full swing already as Lee Ryan is pictured holding hands with Nadiya Bychkova, Strictly fans hit back at Ann Widdecombe's claims 'families don't want same-sex couples', Strictly's Bill Bailey reveals he had ballroom lessons as a teenager, Strictly's JJ Chalmers and Amy Dowden say their health battles forged their close bond, JJ Chalmers says pal Prince Harry is royally amused by his Strictly gig, Antiques Roadshow hopeful tries to flog stolen ‘Banksy’ piece – and gets reprimanded by the expert, Kate Garraway hits out at health secretary Matt Hancock for being seen without face mask: ‘That’s a terrible message’, The Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki rinses Kaley Cuoco over major The Flight Attendant news, Billie Piper reveals she was in an ‘uncomfortable position’ during Doctor Who years, The Big Bang Theory fans spot which cast members don’t follow each other on Instagram, Strictly Come Dancing: Stacey Dooley reveals she’s about to make history with Kevin Clifton on week one, Strictly curse rumours in full swing already as Lee Ryan is pictured holding hands with Nadiya Bychkova.