FENLAND: Two golds and a world record for Jody Cundy
PUBLISHED: 11:09 28 May 2009 | UPDATED: 09:05 02 June 2010
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By ADAM LAZZARI JODY CUNDY increased his reputation as one of the greatest Paralympians of all time when he won two gold medals and set a world record in the World Cup in Manchester. The 30-year-old cyclist from Walpole St Andrew won the 1km time trial in
By ADAM LAZZARI
JODY CUNDY increased his reputation as one of the greatest Paralympians of all time when he won two gold medals and set a world record in the World Cup in Manchester.
The 30-year-old cyclist from Walpole St Andrew won the 1km time trial in 1.06.030 before romping to victory in the team sprint with fellow Brits Darren Kenny and Mark Bristow.
This was the seventh gold medal is he has won from major international meeting in the last three years.
Cundy also set a world record in the 200m Flying Start, an event especially set up for him.
Cundy raced three and a half laps around the track before sprinting the last 200m in 10.998, half a second better than the previous record.
Cundy, who won two gold medals at last year's Paralympic Games in Beijing and received an MBE, said: "This was my first major meeting of the season and I'm delighted to get off to a great start.
"I was confident going into it because I'd been training well.
"In the kilo I was half a second within the time I won with in Beijing.
"My main focus is now on the World Championships and I need to keep working hard to give it the best I've got."
The World Cup was held last Thursday and Friday.
Cundy, a below the knee amputee who has won three gold medals and two bronzes as a Paralympic swimmer, will return to Manchester for the World Championships in November.
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