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Thursday, September 23, 2004

Paralympics 2004 - Aussie cyclists blitz Paralympics field

Australia has jumped to third on the medal tally at the Athens Paralympics after claiming three golds from the four cycling finals held overnight. Greg Ball set a new world record in winning the one kilometre time trial, while Christopher Scott also achieved a world's best time in claiming gold in the three-km individual pursuit.

Australia's cyclists have continued their dream run on day three of the Paralympics with two more gold medals. The cyclists are responsible for all four of Australia's gold medals and are the most successful nation at the velodrome so far. But there was also bad news for the squad, with two riders taken to hospital after crashing during the race for a bronze medal. Visually impaired cyclist Lindy Hou and her sighted pilot Janelle Lindsay held off the British to win gold in the B 1-3 tandem sprint. 'It's been my dream and the dream has come true,' said Hou.