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Lynch wins paracycling silver medal
12 Apr 2014 10:10
Ireland's Colin Lynch won a silver medal in the Men’s C2 3km Pursuit at the UCI Paracycling Track World Championships, recording a new personal best time of 3.43.423.
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Lynch had battled his way to a gold medal ride off against Paralympic Champion Guihua Liang of China, but he was out powered over the 3km race against the clock.
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Ireland coach Neill Delahaye hailed Lynch's display and said: "Colin was second in what was an exciting final. He delivered the right strategy, and executed his best ever performance with a significant PB and NR.
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"This was significantly faster than his qualification time earlier today. On the day the Chinese rider deserved the win, but Colin pushed him all the way to the limit. It was an impressive ride, and a great way to secure a well-earned silver medal."
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Elsewhere Irish riders were in action on the tandems with Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal storming to a new National Record in a time of 1.10.893, but finishing outside of the medals.
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Ireland’s Enda Smyth was also on the track, breaking the Irish Record in the Men’s C3 Pursuit in a time of 3.40.297, putting him in tenth place.
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