Day Three - 9 September 2008

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Everyone is in agreement, Great Britain is dominating the cycling. Today the Paralympic cycling teams Gold medal count surpassed the outstanding results of the Olympic team a few weeks ago and there are still events to go, both in the Velodrome and on the road.

In the 1Km Time Trial (CP3) Rik Waddon took 2 seconds off Darren's world record set at the 2007 Championships in France, only to see Darren within the space of a few minutes shave another 1.5 seconds off Rik's time to become the first CP3 rider ever to ride the 1Km in under 1:10. A second Gold and World Record for Darren in this games with a Silver medal for Rik.

Darren was not the only double Gold, double World Record cyclist in ParalympicsGB today. Simon Richardson followed Darren's example in the 3KM Men's Individual Pusuit (LC3) by shaving 6 seconds off the World Record in the heats and winning Gold in the Final.

Aileen McGlynn and Ellen Hunter also added another Gold in the Women's Individual Pursuit (B&VI) speeding away from the Australians Lindy Hou and Toireasa Gallagher to finish 1.5 seconds ahead.

The next Gold of the day came from Mark Bristow in the Men's 1Km Time Trail (LC1), flying round the track and trimming 0.2 seconds from the previous world record.

Final Gold of the day came from former paralympic swimmer Jody Cundy setting a new world record in the Men's 1Km Time Trail (LC2), beating the previous record by some 3 seconds, 5 seconds ahead of Jiri Kezek of the Czech Republic.

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After racing together in Norway during Vikingtour last July, I try to follow the adventures of Darren en David at the Paralympics.

Congratulations to Darren for the double gold and the double WR! Way to go!

I'm convinced that more splendid results will follow for both Darren en David!

Lots of support from Belgium!


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