Cy­clist at world ti­tles in Mex­ico

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

PAR­A­LYMPIC gold medal­ist David Ni­cholas has won bronze in the men’s C3 3km pur­suit at the World Para­cy­cling Track Cham­pi­onships in Mex­ico.

Ni­cholas was rid­ing as a mem­ber of the Aus­tralian Para­cy­cling track team at the cham­pi­onships which were held at the Aguas­calientes Velo­drome this week.

Team Aus­tralia fin­ished as the most suc­cess­ful coun­try with 17 medals in­clud­ing five rain­bow jer­seys.

As well as win­ning the bronze, Ni­cholas fin­ished sixth in the men’s C3 1km time trial af­ter clock­ing a time of 1 minute 08:949 sec­onds.

In the men’s C4 4km in­di­vid­ual pur­suit, Vic­to­ria’s Michael Gal­lagher broke the world record with a scorch­ing time of 4 min­utes 24.057 sec­onds in a qual­i­fy­ing event. Other im­pres­sive per­for­mances in the fi­nal two days of the com­pe­ti­tion went to Sue Pow­ell who won the C4 3km in­di­vid­ual pur­suit and Jayme Richard­son’s sec­ond gold of the cham­pi­onships in the C1 cat­e­gory.

GOLD: David Ni­cholas with his Par­a­lympics gold medal in 2012.

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