Wisbech athlete Jody Cundy back to winning ways as he sets news world record at Mexico championships

19:23 13 April 2014

'Sometimes a picture says a 1000 words.Thanks to everyone involved to get me back on the top step!' wrote Jody Cundy after posting this picture on Twitter

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Jody Cundy set a new world record in the C4 kilo at the para-cycling track world championships in Mexico.

Alan and Ann Cundy with son Jody in Mexico to see their him return to winning waysAlan and Ann Cundy with son Jody in Mexico to see their him return to winning ways

The Wisbech athlete took almost four seconds off his 2011 world championship record to beat stiff competition from Slovakia and China.

It was a momentous moment for the Fen man, now 35, after the bitter disappointment of the 2012 London Olympics.

He told BBC Sport: “The last major championships I had in this event was the 20 metres I did in London, so to be crowned world champion now and break the world record feels pretty amazing.

“I’ve won a lot of titles over the years. It’s always good to get the gold medal and the rainbow jersey - that’s the most important thing.

“World records can be broken, but it’s nice to put one out there that should hopefully stand for quite a few years.”

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