Paralympic star Cundy to bag at least world championships silver after phenomenal 4km pursuit debut
PARALYMPIC star Jody Cundy is guaranteed at least a silver medal in tonight’s world championships 4km pursuit final.
32-year-old Cundy is already double world and paralympic champion in the 1km time trial (kilo) and men’s team sprint discipline. However, this is his first ever attempt at the pursuit.
The Walpole St Andrew star, who enjoyed phenomenal success as a swimmer before switching to cycling, will race Czech Jiri Jezek in tonight’s final at the velodrome in Montichiari, Italy.
Cundy said: “I’m really pleased with my ride this morning - it was a 20-second personal best and I’ve got a guaranteed silver. It’s a great start to the Worlds!”
The inspirational star will attempt to retain his gold medal in the kilo tomorrow and the team sprint on Sunday as he chases success on three fronts at the UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships.
He told the Cambs Times/Wisbech Standard yesterday: “Ever since I came onto the scene I’ve been a big target but I relish that. It makes me continue to push myself to the next level, race quicker and try and keep one step ahead.
“Losing is never great for any sportsman but this new discipline is a fresh challenge for me. The endurance training seems to be helping in every aspect, including the kilo.”
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