Olympic News: Kadeena Cox and Jaco van Gass win gold and bronze in cycling at the Tokyo Paralympics, respectively

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Olympic News: Kadeena Cox kept her C4-5 500m time trial championship, while Jaco van Gass added a bronze medal to his gold from the Paralympic Games’ second day.

On day three of the Tokyo Paralympics, Kadeena Cox shattered the world record to retain her C4-5 500m time trial title, while Jaco van Gass took bronze.

Cox, a two-time Olympic gold medalist in cycling and athletics, crossed the line in 34.812, which was lowered to 34.433 due to her placing in the lower of the two classes.

At the Izu Velodrome, Canadian Kate O’Brien, a fellow C4 rider who held the previous world record, finished slightly over a second slower.

Kadeena Cox kept her C4-5 500m time trial championship, while Jaco van Gass added a bronze medal to his gold from the Paralympic Games’ second day.

On day three of the Tokyo Paralympics, Kadeena Cox shattered the world record to retain her C4-5 500m time trial title, while Jaco van Gass took bronze.

Cox, a two-time Olympic gold medalist in cycling and athletics, crossed the line in 34.812, which was lowered to 34.433 due to her placing in the lower of the two classes.

At the Izu Velodrome, Canadian Kate O’Brien, a fellow C4 rider who held the previous world record, finished slightly over a second slower.

Cox had also coloured her hair red and blue in honour of the British flag before the Games.

“I want to stand out, so I figured blue and red would go well with the kit,” she said with a smile. “I figured it would help me stand out and be the eccentric Kadeena I am.”

In the men’s C1-3 1000m time trial, former soldier Van Gass smashed his second world record in as many days but had to settle for third place.

The Afghanistan veteran sprinted 1:05.569 to win the 3000m individual pursuit gold on Thursday.

Despite the fact that the race featured participants from many classifications, Van Gass’s record-breaking C3 time was not enough to earn him another trip to the top of the podium.

Because of the severity of his handicap, China’s Li Zhangyu, a C1 rider, had his real time of 1:08.347 reduced to a factored time of 1:05.569.

Alexandre Leute of France, who participates in C2, won silver after lowering his true time from 1:09.211 to 1:05.031.

Each of Li’s, Leaute’s, and Van Gass’ times were world records in their respective categories.

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