Ade AdepitanWisbech-born Cundy is at his 6th paralympics and has previously won medals in swimming in addition to cycling. Of the final leg the 42-year-old stated: “I was tucking in to conserve as much energy as possible, and after that it was like its time to go now. Everything Ive got, whatever thats left, I just put it into the pedals. Fortunately it sufficed – by 0.1 or something. It was unbelievably close. A phenomenal race, both people well inside the world record. It was like the ideal race to end the best competition.”Cox, who was made an MBE for services to sports in 2017, was the only woman in the final, with the Chinese choosing to field an all-male group. Afterwards she said “It was so great to have a female on the podium. That female simply took place to be me. Its great to see. Its a mixed team sprint and I think it needs to be blended.”The Leeds-born 30-year-old also applauded the cosmetics of the British cycling group and the diversity of ParalympicsGB, saying: “Its unity in diversity isnt it? It does not matter what your background is where you originate from, whether youve acquired a disability or were born with a disability, were simply fantastic professional athletes. Thats it. As much as we have impairments, were simply professional athletes, and were excellent at what we do.” goalExceededMarkerPercentage heading #paragraphs We will be in touch to remind you to contribute. Keep an eye out for a message in your inbox in October 2021. If you have any questions about contributing, please contact us.
Tokyo Paralympic Games 2020Lora triumphs in B 3000m invididual pursuit in velodromeNeil and pilot Matthew Rotherham win B 1000m time trialSat 28 Aug 2021 10.19 BSTParalympicsGB ended up the final day of track biking in the Izu Velodrome at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games with a flurry of medals, taking a tidy sweep of all three golds available, and also securing a bronze.alison and a silver Peasgood pushes to the last in awakening finish to Paralympic triathlonNeil Fachie took gold in the mens B 1000m time trial ahead of colleague James Ball. Less than an hour later, Fachies better half Lora then took gold in the womens B 3000m private pursuit ultimately winning by 2 seconds in another world record. British debutant Sophie Unwin won the bronze race in the same event.There were inevitable comparisons to Britains other golden couple of biking– the Kennys, who have twelve Olympic gold medals in between them. I won in London, she lost out due to a mechanical, she won gold in Rio and I stopped working there. Picture: REX/ShutterstockIt was a 3rd Paralympic title for Liverpool-born 32-year-old Lora, who won 2 golds in Rio in 2016.