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Last Updated: Monday, 20 September, 2004, 13:01 GMT 14:01 UK
Kenny storms to second gold
Britain's Darren Kenny in action at the Velodrome
Darren Kenny powered to his second gold medal of the Athens Paralympics, winning the CP3 3km cycling individual pursuit in world record-breaking time.

The Bournemouth athlete left Spain's Javier Otxoa eight seconds adrift as he claimed victory in three minutes 46.260 seconds at the velodrome.

Kenny had already won the men's 1km open time trial at his first Games.

Earlier, Aileen McGlynn and Ellen Hunter won their second medal with silver in the B1-3 tandem sprint.

Kenny led his race from start to finish, opening up a two-second lead over the first kilometre.

"This feels fantastic and I┐m going to enjoy every second of it," said Kenny.

"I was blown away by winning my first gold, but I couldn┐t really enjoy it because I had today┐s race to think about."

We did our best but by the end our legs were wasted
Silver tandem sprint medallist
Aileen McGlynn
Hunter and McGlynn had started the British celebrations at the Velodrome by adding silver to the gold medal they won in Saturday's 1km tandem time trial.

McGlynn, from Scotland, and her pilot Hunter needed just two races to beat Americans Karissa Whitsell and Katie Compton in the best-of-three semi-final in the early session.

But they could not get the better of Australian duo Lindy Hou and Janelle Lindsay in the gold medal contest.

"It was tough to have to race against the Americans so just to get to the final was a great achievement," said McGlynn.

"We did our best but by the end our legs were wasted. Now we just want to relax and enjoy the rest of the Games."

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