6 August, 2016 | admin
Just a week after Mary Fisher became the first blind or low vision athlete to be announced for the 2016 Paralympic Games, Emma Foy and Amanda Cameron have also been selected as part of the New Zealand team.
The Para-Cyclists have been named as members of a seven strong New Zealand Para-Cycling team to compete at Rio.
Foy and pilot Laura Thompson are serious medal contenders in Rio – the three-time world champion tandem only started in the sport three years ago, but have won back-to-bac-to-back gold medals at the ICU Para-Cycling Track World Championships in the Women’s 2km Pursuit.
Cameron and pilot Hannah van Kampen will make their Paralympics debuts in Rio in September, and the tandem pairing are full of confidence following their 5th place finish in the Women’s B 3km Pursuit at the UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships in Italy earlier this year (March 2016).
Cameron and van Kampen only recently made the transition from road racing to the track, and the performance in Italy will leave this tandem eyeing a place on the podium in Rio as well.
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