Australia announces para-cyclists for Glasgow 2014

Australia’s para-cycling selections for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will be headlined by seven-time Paralympian Kieran Modra and his pilot 2010 Commonwealth team sprint champion Jason Niblett. 10 Jun 2014
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(L-R) Kieran Modra and Scott McPhee (Pilot) competing in the Men's Individual B 1km Cycling Time Trial final during the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

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Modra, 42, is a five-time Paralympic gold medallist, who in 1988 represented Australia in the javelin at the Seoul Paralympic Games before competing in swimming at Barcelona 1992.

At London 2012 he won gold in the men’s individual pursuit and earlier this year picked up two silver medals at the World Championships in Mexico.

Joining him on the team is Paul Kennedy, a former goalballer, who will line-up with 19-year-old pilot Thomas Clarke.

On the women’s side, two-time world and reigning Paralympic champion Felicity Johnson will compete in Glasgow alongside pilot Holly Takos, as will Brandie O’Connor and her pilot Breanna Hargreave, who between them won two silver medals at the 2014 World Championships.

The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will take place between will take place between 23 July and 3 August. The event features five para-sports: athletics, cycling, lawn bowls, powerlifting and swimming.