12 September, 2016 | Dan Shepherd
World Champion Para-Cycling Tandem Emma Foy and Laura Thompson have taken SILVER on Day 4 of the RIO2016 Paralympic Games, adding to the Gold medal and world record setting performance by Mary Fisher on Day 2, to increase the haul of medals for New Zealand blind and low vision athletes to a Gold and a Silver.
Foy and Thompson claimed the Silver Medal in the Women’s B 3000m Individual Pursuit on the track in Rio, their specialist event.
Also featuring in the Women’s B 3000m Individual Pursuit were Amanda Cameron and Hannah van Kampen, who at their first Paralympic Games, crushed their previous personal best to earn a spot in the ride for Bronze.
Cameron and van Kampen narrowly missed joining Foy and Cameron in the medal ceremony, pipped by a British pair in the race for third and fourth.
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