Sarah Storey has added a second gold to her tally in the C4-5 500m Individual Time Trial, having already taken top spot on the opening day of the Paralympics Games in the C5 Individual Pursuit. In a thrilling display the 34-year-old story recorded a time of 36.997 seconds holding America’s Jennifer Schuble off for silver and China’s Jianping Ruan in bronze. Her attention will now turn to next week’s Time Trial and Road Race in an effort to double her gold total for 2012.
An excellent day too for Sarah’s husband Barney Storey who helped pilot Neil Fachie to gold in the B Category 1km Time Trial, an event that saw a desperately disappointing ‘Did Not Finish’ for Anthony Kappes and his pilot Craig MacLean who suffered a double mechanical failure at their starts and were denied a third crack at the track.
In the Men’s Individual C4 Pursuit Jody Cundy channelled the frustration of his own ‘DNF’ from yesterday by taking the bronze; gold went to Romania’s Carol-Eduard Novak and silver to the Czech Republic’s Jiri Jezek. Whilst the Men’s C5 Pursuit saw a further medal for GB with Jon-Allan Butterworth taking silver behind Australian Michael Gallagher’s Gold.
With the velodrome action complete, attention next turns to the Wednesday’s Time Trials and Thursday’s Road Race.