China’s Jieli Li has breaken on Friday (March 23) the first world record at the Rio’s Olympic Park Velodrome, where the 2018 Para Cycling Track World Championships takes place until Sunday (March 26). The 26-year-old clocked 43s430 in the women’s C1 500m time trial to lower her own previous mark of 44s439, established in 2016 in Montichiari (Italy).
China continued its successful run with men’s C1 1km time trial title. Zhangyu Li crossed the finish line in 1min12s582, leaving Dutch Arnoud Nijhuis in second and Ricardo Argiles (Spain) with the bronze medal. Brazi’s Carlos Alberto Soares finished in the 11th place.
Alyda Norbruis from the Netherlands got her second gold medal in Rio with a win in the women’s 500m C2 time trial. She had already won a gold on Thursday (22) in the women’s C2 3km individual pursuit. Amanda Reid from Australia was the silver medalist while China’s Zhenling Song got the bronze.
Britain’s Megan Giglia got her revenge on Germany’s Denise Schindler, who had beaten her in the women’s C3 individual pursuit 3km. She got the gold medal in the C3 500m time trial in 42s091, while Schindler got the silver in 42s453. United States’ Jamie Whitmore complete the podium (43s506).
The 2018 Track Worlds include 171 athletes (50 women and 121 men) from 30 countries competing across four days of competition. The competition is the first one that athletes can collect ranking points towards the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Full results from Rio can be found here: http://paraworlds2018.veloresults.com/index.php
What: Para-Cycling Track World Championship
Where: Barra Olympic Park’s Velodrome
When: From March 22 to March 25
Competition times: Morning sessions: from 10am and afternoon sessions from 3pm
*Gates will be open at 9am
Barra Olympic Park main entrance – Gate 28 – Embaixador Abelardo Bueno avenue