PARALYMPIC UPDATE

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Great Britain?s track cyclists are untouchable at the moment, with Britain?s paralympic cyclists taking four more golds to add to the ever increasing British medal-haul from Beijing.

MEN?S INDIVIDUAL PURSUIT

Darrren Kenny got the GB team off to a flying start, smashing his own world record in the individual pursuit and catching his rival, Yong Sik Jin from Korea. Qualifying 22 seconds ahead of the Korean for the final, Kenny was already twenty seconds ahead after the first kilometre and executed the catch soon after.

Results:

1.Darren Kenny (GBR)

2.Yong Sik Jin (KOR)

3.Jean Quevillon (CAN)

MEN?S 1KM TIME TRIAL

Meanwhile, Simon Richardson took a gold in the 1km time trial and a new world record in the process. Speaking to the BBC, Richardson admitted that he had no intention of winning the event and was only using it as preparation for the 3km event!

Results:

1.Simon Richardson (GBR)

2.Masaki Fujita (JAP)

3.Greg Ball (AUS)

WOMEN?S TANDEM 1KM TIME TRIAL

British pairing Aileen McGlynn and Ellen Hunter took the women?s tandem 1km time trial ahead of a flying Australian duo, taking one second off their own world record set in Manchester in 2006. The pair recorded a personal best for the first lap, auguring well for their world record-breaking performance.

Results:

1.Great Britain

2.Australia

3.Austria

MEN?S TANDEM 1KM TIME TRIAL

Anthony Kappes and Barney Storey took Britain?s third cycling medal on the second day of the games, fending off the Australians in the final. It was an impressive ride from the duo, especially as they were only three tenths of a second ahead of the Australian pair heading into the final lap.

Results:

1.Great Britain

2.Australia

Stay tuned for more results as the Games progress.

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