Husband and wife Neil and Lora Fachie each win cycling gold at Paralympics


Martin Belam

  • Lora triumphs in B 3000m invididual pursuit in velodrome
  • Neil and pilot Matthew Rotherham win B 1000m time trial

ParalympicsGB finished the final day of track cycling in the Izu Velodrome at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games with a flurry of medals, taking a clean sweep of all three golds available, and also securing a silver and a bronze.

Neil Fachie took gold in the men’s B 1000m time trial ahead of teammate James Ball. In the process Fachie and pilot Matthew Rotherham broke their own world record, clocking a time of 58.083sec. Less than an hour later, Fachie’s wife Lora took gold in the women’s B 3000m individual pursuit eventually winning by two seconds in another world record. The silver earned by Katie-George Dunleavy, Lora Fachie’s defeated opponent in the final, was Ireland’s second medal of the Paralympics. British debutant Sophie Unwin won the bronze race in the same event.

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