It was day three of the Paralympics when I started getting messages from Russian reporters on Facebook and Twitter. "We've found your family!" one said, with a photo of a Russian-looking family attached.
Every elite athlete is competitive, but my competitiveness is borderline crazy. I always want to be No. 1, even when it comes to finishing an ice cream first or walking through the door first. It's no fun to play board games with me, because I have to win, every time.