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GB Para-cyclists add to gold haul

Para-Cycling World Championships

Day three highlights - Para-cycling World Championships

Great Britain added to their impressive medal haul with three more golds and a bronze on the final day of the Para-Cycling Track World Championships.

There were wins for the men's sprint team of Darren Kenny, Jody Cundy and Mark Bristow as well as Sarah Storey in the women's LC1 500m time-trial.

Neil Fachie and Barney Storey were also victorious in the men's tandem sprint.

And Aileen McGlynn and her tandem partner Ellen Hunter won bronze in the pursuit in a personal best time.

It meant Britain reinforced their status as the world's leading nation with 10 gold medals, three silvers and one bronze overall, as well as five world records, in Manchester.

When I crossed the line I screamed. That's just brilliant

Sarah Storey

The men's sprint team came home in a time of 50.232 seconds for Kenny's third win of the championships, having also won the men's CP3 one-kilometre time-trial and individual pursuit.

It was also his fourth world title of the year.

"I go hell for leather and let the big boys finish it off," said the 39-year-old from Dorset, who has cerebral palsy.

Cundy has now won the event at three successive World Championships since switching to the bike from swimming.

"It's a bit of a formality these days," said Cundy, who is an amputee after being born with a deformed right foot.

Storey, meanwhile, claimed her first world title in the discipline following bronze medals in the 2006 and 2007.

"I'm over the moon," said the 32-year-old former Paralympic swimming champion, who was born with a deformed left hand.

"When I crossed the line I screamed. That's just brilliant."

For 25-year-old Fachie it was his second title of the Championships.

"It's just phenomenal," said the 25-year-old from Aberdeen, who was a member of the athletics team in Beijing.

"It's been a fantastic weekend all round. Hopefully we can go on from here and just keep improving."

Mark Bristow, Jody Cundy and Darren Kenny

GB trio top up medal tally



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