Rio 2016 Paralympic Games gold for cyclist Jody Cundy
PUBLISHED: 21:46 09 September 2016 | UPDATED: 12:44 10 September 2016
Jody Cundy broke the world record as he won Rio 2016 Paralympic Games gold in the C4-5 1,000m time trial having missed out on the chance to ride at London 2012.
Driven on from a controversial disqualification at the starting gate four years ago, the 37-year-old ex-University of Hertfordshire student was last to go in the 20-rider field for the four-lap event.
With the Paralympic Games record broken three times before he rode, the world champion clocked 1 minute 02.473 seconds to claim his sixth Paralympic gold in five games.
Cundy made his debut at the Paralympics as a 17-year-old swimmer at the 1996 Atlanta Games and switched to cycling in 2006.
Cundy returns to the track for Sunday’s mixed C1-5 750m team sprint.
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