Paisley cyclist Aileen McGlynn is chasing an impressive hat-trick when she competes at the 2012 Paralympics.
Sporting fever gripped the nation earlier this summer when the Olympic Games took place in London.
Now it is the Paralympians, including cycling legend McGlynn, who are taking centre stage,
The opening ceremony takes place tomorrow, with athletes from all over the globe preparing to compete for medals.
And 39-year-old McGlynn, who is visually-impaired, heads up a talented list of Scots who will aim to pedal their way towards gold medal success.
She is part of the 18-strong group of road and track cyclists who will be competing in London.
It will be the third time McGlynn has gone for gold at the Paralympics, following her previous appearances at the Games in Athens, Greece, in 2004, and in Beiking, China, four years ago.
She hopes to retain the gold medals she won in Beijing, where she triumphed in the 1km time trial and the 3km pursuit.
McGlynn, who was awarded an OBE, begins her medal bid on Thursday.
She will be joined in London by compatriots Neil Fachie, Karen Darke, Craig Maclean and Fiona Duncan after being selected by the British Paralympic Association.
McGlynn, a former winner of the Sportrenfrewshire Sports Personality of the Year award, told Express Sports: I am really pleased and excited at being
selected for Paralympics GB and to be competing at my third Paralympic Games.
As defending Paralympic champion in both the 1km time trial and the 3km pursuit, my new pilot Helen Scott and I are
working hard to come away with some more gold medals.
I am also really looking forward to having the support of a home crowd.
McGlynn, who is now based in Manchester, will hope to repeat the success she achieved with former partner Ellen Hunter.
The Buddie is a member of both the Johnstone Wheelers and the Royal Albert Cycling Club.
At the 2008 Paralympics in China, she set a new world record time of 52.124 seconds while winning the 1km time trial.
Craig Hunter, Chef de Mission of the GB Paralympics team for London 2012, is confident McGlynn and her team-mates will enjoy a medal-laden Games this time around too.
He said: Cycling was one of our highest-performing sports in Beijing and the squad has continued to win medals on both the track and the road throughout the last three years.
This is an exceptional group of athletes and I am very proud they will be representing Britain.
Britains para-cycling team secured a total of 20 honours at Beijing to finish top of their sports medal table.
Gareth Sheppard, performance manager for the British para-cycling team, said: Were taking our largest-ever squad to the London Games and are looking forward to defending the many titles won in Beijing.