Rio 2016 Paralympic Games gold for cyclist Jody Cundy

PUBLISHED: 21:46 09 September 2016 | UPDATED: 12:44 10 September 2016

Great Britain's Jody Cundy celebrates winning gold in the Men's C4-5 1000m Time Trial at The Rio Olympic Velodrome during the second day of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in Rio. Picture by Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Great Britain's Jody Cundy celebrates winning gold in the Men's C4-5 1000m Time Trial at The Rio Olympic Velodrome during the second day of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in Rio. Picture by Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

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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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