CANADA READY TO WELCOME THE WORLD AT THE 2020 UCI PARA-CYCLING TRACK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN MILTON
Milton, Ontario (January 31, 2020) – Canada opened the 2020 UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships on Thursday with a gold medal on their home track in Milton, ON. Kate O’Brien of Calgary, AB, became world champion in the women’s C4 category 500 metre time trial, setting a world record of 35.223 seconds at her first international para-cycling competition.
A former National Team sprinter who represented Canada at the Rio Olympics in 2016, O’Brien has returned to competition after a two year battle with injury. After months of rehabilitation, she has joined the Para program, scoring a stunning victory in her first competition.
“I am pleasantly surprised,” admitted O’Brien, “and looking forward to wearing the rainbow stripes [as world champion]. The world record was certainly a surprise. It was really, really fun and amazing to be back competing. I’m looking forward to what’s to come.”
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