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Cycling at the 2008 Summer Paralympics – Men's individual pursuit (B&VI 1–3)

The Men's individual pursuit (B&VI 1–3) at the 2008 Summer Paralympics took place on August 7 at the Laoshan Velodrome.

Men's individual pursuit (B&VI 1–3)
at the XIII Paralympic Games
VenueLaoshan Velodrome
DatesSeptember 7
Competitors14 from 11 nations
Winning time4:18.166
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Kieran Modra & Tyson Lawrence  Australia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Christian Venge & David Llaurado  Spain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bryce Lindores & Steven George  Australia

PreliminariesEdit

In the preliminary round, Kieran Modra and Tyson Lawrence (Australia) broke their own world record, and the paralympic record set by Modra and his pilot at the 2004 Summer Paralympics, Robert Crowe.[1]

Records prior to the preliminary round
PR 4:21.451   Kieran Modra (AUS)
  Pilot: Robert Crowe (AUS)
Athens   September 19, 2004
WR 4:20.891   Kieran Modra (AUS)
  Pilot: Tyson Lawrence (AUS)
Bordeaux   August 21, 2007

Q = Qualifier PR = Paralympic Record WR = World Record

Rank Name Time
1   Kieran Modra (AUS)
  Pilot: Tyson Lawrence (AUS)
4:18.961 Q WR
2   Christian Venge (ESP)
  Pilot: David Llaurado (ESP)
4:25.335 Q
3   Daniel Chalifour (CAN)
  Pilot: Alexandre Cloutier (CAN)
4:25.554 Q
4   Bryce Lindores (AUS)
  Pilot: Steven George (AUS)
4:27.578 Q
5   Brian Cowie (CAN)
  Pilot: Devon Smibert (CAN)
4:29.195
6   Gavin Kilpatrick (RSA)
  Pilot: Michael Thomson (RSA)
4:32.191
7   Vladislav Janovjak (SVK)
  Pilot: Robert Mitosinka (SVK)
4:32.236
8   Francisco Gonzalez (ESP)
  Pilot: Juan Francisco Suarez (ESP)
4:38.548
9   Alfred Stelleman (NED)
  Pilot: Jaco Tettelaar (NED)
4:40.432
10   Stephane Cote (CAN)
  Pilot: Pierre-Olivier Boily (CAN)
4:41.677
11   Olivier Donval (FRA)
  Pilot: John Saccomandi (FRA)
4:44.890
12   Carlos Arciniegas (COL)
  Pilot: Juan Carreno (COL)
4:47.730
13   Michael Delaney (IRL)
  Pilot: David Patrick Peelo (IRL)
4:49.911
14   Arnold Csaba Butu (ROU)
  Pilot: Lehel Rusza (ROU)
5:11.936

FinalsEdit

The final rounds saw the world record broken again by Modra and Lawrence, this time taking 0.795 seconds off the time.[2]

Records prior to the final
PR 4:18.961   Kieran Modra (AUS)
  Pilot: Tyson Lawrence (AUS)
Beijing   September 7, 2008
WR 4:18.961   Kieran Modra (AUS)
  Pilot: Tyson Lawrence (AUS)
Beijing   September 7, 2008
Gold medal match
Name Time Rank
  Kieran Modra (AUS)
  Pilot: Tyson Lawrence (AUS)
4:18.166 WR  
  Christian Venge (ESP)
  Pilot: David Llaurado (ESP)
caught  
Bronze medal match
Name Time Rank
  Bryce Lindores (AUS)
  Pilot: Steven George (AUS)
4:26.626  
  Daniel Chalifour (CAN)
  Pilot: Alexandre Cloutier (CAN)
4:28.171 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Men's Individual Pursuit (B&VI 1–3) Qualifying" (PDF). 2008GamesBeijing.com. 2008-09-07. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-09-11. Retrieved 2008-09-09.
  2. ^ "Men's Individual Pursuit (B&VI 1–3) Finals" (PDF). 2008GamesBeijing.com. 2008-09-07. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-09-10. Retrieved 2008-09-09.