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Paralympic Sports: Cycling

Zhangyu Li claims three titles in Incheon

The Chinese para-cyclist was dominant on both the track and road, winning three Asian Para Games titles in South Korea. 28 Oct 2014
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Three Chinese athletes standing on the podium

China's Zhangyu Li collects another gold medal at the Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games

ⒸIncheon Asian Para Games
By IPC

Li’s first title came on the track in the men’s individual MC1-3 and WC4-5 pursuit, winning in 3:58.139.

China’s Zhangyu Li claimed three para-cycling gold medals and narrowly missed out on a fourth as the Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games came to a close in South Korea on 24 October.

Li’s first title came on the track in the men’s individual MC1-3 and WC4-5 pursuit, winning in 3:58.139.

He then clinched his second title in the men’s individual C1-5 1km time trial in 1:02.293, as he beat compatriots Liu and Hao Xie.

A third title then went went Li’s way, this time on the road, as he won the mixed MC1-5 and WC1-5 time trial in 19:38.22.

And a photo finish was needed to thwart Li collecting a fourth title in the men’s individual C 1-3 road race, as his compatriot Xie Hao took gold in 1:49.13.

Track

South Korea’s Jong-Giu Kim got the track events off to a flying start for the home nation as he won the men’s individual B pursuit in 4:40.359, beating Japan’s Oshiro Tatsuyuki (4:53.777) and Malaysia’s Aiman Asyraff Ahmad Bajuri (4:58.274).

China’s Liu Xinyang claimed the men’s individual C4-5 pursuit title, ahead of Japan’s Ishii Masashi (5:03.311) and Malaysia’s Mohd Najib Turano (5:24.342).

In the men’s mixed individual B 1km time trial, Japan’s Yurie Kanuma clinched the title in 1:14.914, with Malaysia’s Ahmad Bajuri forced into silver for a second time.

And finally, more Chinese success came in the women’s individual C1-5 500m time trial, as Zhenling Song raced home in 39.508.

Road

Kanuma (29:46.17) claimed his second Asian Para Games title, this time on the road, with victory in the mixed MB&WB time trial, beating South Korea’s Jong-Giu Kim (29:53.17).

But South Korea quickly started to show their strength and a gold-rush ensued, starting with Yong-Ki Kim winning the men’s individual H 1-3 time trial in 24:59.80, before adding his second and his country’s third title in men’s individual H3 road race, winning in 1:30.14.

The South Korean dominance continued as Do-Yeon Lee (27:44.11) collected the women’s individual H 1-5 time trial gold and the women’s individual H 3-4 road race in 1:24.16, with In-Jea Lee (1:31.08) following suit with gold in the men’s individual H4 road race.

Japan’s Noahiko Okumura (25:39.39) won the men’s individual H 4-5 time trial, before China clinched double gold through Guo Qing (1:38.24) in the women’s individual C 1-5 road race and Guoping Wei (2:10.26) in the men’s individual C 4-5 road race.

And in the final event, South Korea’s Jong-Giu Kim won the mixed MB&WB road race in 2:18.35.