Aussies claim two records at IPC Worlds

Australia's A With a Disability team enjoyed a successful opening to the IPC World Championships in Bordeaux, France, claiming eight medals and two world records during the opening two days. Victorian Michael Gallagher demolished his opponent in the final of the LC1 men's 4km individual pursuit to claim gold after smashing his own world record in Sunday's qualifying round.

The 28 year-old rode a time of 4.37.706s, almost three seconds faster than the previous mark of 4.40.378s he set at the Australian Championships in February, to go into the gold medal ride as the top qualifier. "That was the schedule we were riding to and in training I was on an even faster schedule but the weather was a bit better than it was yesterday," said Gallagher. "I probably went out a bit fast but I ended up with the same time overall."

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