A FORMER soldier who had three limbs blown off in a Taliban bomb blast has set his sights on the 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan.

Josh Boggi broke his back, lost both his legs and had to have his right arm amputated when he stepped on an IED on New Year’s Eve in 2010 but is now desperate to represent Great Britain in Tokyo.

The 30-year-old got into cycling to try and return to fitness and was presented with the Overcoming Adversity award by cycling legend Bradley Wiggins as part of The Sun’s Annual Military Awards in 2013 after cycling 420 miles on a handbike from Paris to London to raise money for injured comrades.

Last year, Boggi – an ex-Royal Engineer who joined the Army in 2004 at the age of 17 – represented the United Kingdom Armed Forces team at the Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida where he won two gold medals and two silver medals in cycling and indoor rowing.

He previously won bronze in cycling at the first-ever Invictus Games in 2014 Games in London – an international Paralympicstyle multi-sport event which was created by Prince Harry for wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel.

Keen to step up his training in order make cycling his everyday job, Boggi moved from Binfield to Upper Woodford to be closer to Tedworth House Recovery Centre in Tidworth, which is run by Help for Heroes.

“I just love riding my bike. My ultimate goal is the Paralympics. Tokyo is the next one so that’s the aim but for the few months all my focus will be on training for the RAAM next year,” said Boggi.

“Before what happened, I used to love keeping fit and playing football, skydiving and rock climbing but life goes on.”