British cyclists nominated for 2005 Paralympic Awards

British cyclists Darren Kenny and Aileen McGlynn have been nominated for two awards each at the...

British cyclists Darren Kenny and Aileen McGlynn have been nominated for two awards each at the inaugural Paralympic Awards. The 2005 Paralympic Awards aim to honour outstanding achievements in the fields of sport and the media directly related to the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games.

Kenny has been named on a shortlist of 12 athletes for the best male athlete award and also features on the best Games debut shortlist. The 35 year-old from Bournemouth had a spectacular Games in Athens, winning gold medals in the CP3/4 1km time trial and the CP3 3km individual pursuit ­ both in world record times. He also won a silver medal in the combined CP3 road race and time trial.

McGlynn joins Darren on the 13-strong list of nominees for the best Games debut title and also features with eight other athletes as a contender for the best female athlete. The 32 year-old visually impaired cyclist from Glasgow earned her gold with a world record in the B1-3 1km tandem time trial and silver in the B1-3 tandem sprint, partnered by sighted pilot Ellen Hunter on both occasions.

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