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Cyclist Jan Mulder - who recently had his license stolen by a kangaroo - broke the World Record (4.26.498) during the qualifications on the 4 km pursuit on the Paralympics in Sydney. Riding with partner Jeron Straathof, they went under the old record by over two seconds, despite the fact that Mulder's foot came out at the start (he was quickly able to clip back in).
1 Jan Mulder/Jeroen Straathof (Ned) 4.26.498 (54.03 km/h) WR 2 Abelardo Gandia/Jose Munoz (Spa) 3 Paul Clohessy/Eddie Hollands (Aus) 4 Christian Venge/Jordi Domingo (Spa)
In the 3000m mixed tandem, US team of Karissa Whitsell and David Yates Jr broke the Paralympic record of 3.43.036 by over 6 seconds, averaging nearly 50 km/h for their qualifier. Surprise losers were the Australian pair of Kerry and Kieran Modra (world champions) who were beaten by Canada and did not qualify for the semfinals tomorrow.Qualifying
1 Karissa Whitsell/David Yates Jr (USA) 3.36.842 (49.81 km/h) PR Other qualifiers: Irina Fiadotava/Aliksandr Danilik (Blr) Silvana Valente/Fabrizio Di Somma (Ita) Julie Cournoyer/Alexander Cloutier (Can)
Radovan Kaufman (Svk) took out the gold medal the Mixed 1km Time Trial (LC3), setting a new Paralympic record of 1.21.393. Kaufman is the World Champion in this event, and he beat New Zealand's Mark Inglis and Switzerland's Beat Schwarzenbach.
1 Radovan Kaufman (Svk) 1.21.39 (44.23 km/h) PR 2 Mark Inglis (NZl) 1.23.17 3 Beat Schwarzenbach (Swi) 1.23.23 4 Michal Stark (Cze) 1.24.36 5 Laurent Thirionet (Fra) 1.24.36 6 Jose Andres Blanco (Spa) 1.24.75 7 Greg Ball (Aus) 1.24.82 8 Bernard Champenios (Fra) 1.25.22 9 Paul Jesson (NZl) 1.25.81 10 Norbert Ippisch (Ger) 1.25.82 11 Armin Koehli (Swi) 1.26.57 12 Victor Hugo Marquez (Ven) 1.26.74 13 Fabrizio Macchi (Ita) 1.26.80 14 Wolfgang Walter (Aut) 1.27.08 15 Noel Sens (Aus) 1.27.42 16 Michael Teuber (Ger) 1.28.56 17 Brad Cobb (USA) 1.28.57
In the mixed LC2 kilometre time trial, Czech Jiri Jezek scored an upset win over USA's Dory Selinger, the current World Record holder in this event. Jezek clocked 1.11.46 to beat Selinger by 0.35 seconds, with Australian Paul Lake taking third in 1.13.66.
1 Jiri Jezek (Cze) 1.11.46 (50.377 km/h) 2 Dory Selinger (USA) 1.11.81 3 Paul Lake (Aus) 1.13.66 4 Paul Robert Martin (USA) 1.14.88 5 Ron Williams (USA) 1.15.51 6 Patrick Ceria (Fra) 1.16.27 7 Gottfried Mueller (Ger) 1.17.62 8 Sebastien Bichon (Fra) 1.17.86 9 Martin Fischer (Ger) 1.19.13 10 Ian Cooper (Ger) 1.20.30 11 Alfred Kaiblinger (Aut) 1.23.40 12 Sebastien Serriere (Fra) 1.23.75 DNF Daniel Polson (Aus) DNS Claudio Santos (Bra)
The final 1 kilometre time trial event was the LC1 division, which saw a gold medal and a World Record to Australian Matthew Gray. Gray went under 1.10 to beat his nearest rival, Wolfgang Eibeck (Austria) by over a second, with another Australian, Paul O'Neill taking the bronze.
1 Matthew Gray (Aus) 1.09.93 (51.48 km/h) WR 2 Wolfgang Eibeck (Aut) 1.10.96 3 Paul O'Neill (Aus) 1.12.08 4 Nigel Capewell (GBr) 1.12.62 5 Thomas Neal (USA) 1.13.19 6 Robert Whitford (USA) 1.13.59 7 Guenter Brechtel (Ger) 1.14.58 8 Jiri Kalousek (Cze) 1.14.70