Canada’s O’Brien wins silver in women’s C4 500m at Para-cycling track worlds


Kate O’Brien acquired Canada on the board with a silver medal at the 2022 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France on Thursday.

The Calgary native completed with a time of 37.344 seconds in the women’s C4 500-metre time trial remaining, trailing solely Kadeena Cox of Great Britain who had a gold medal-winning time of 35.660.

Anna Grace Taylor of New Zealand took bronze with a time of 38.907.

The 34-year-old Canadian gained silver in the women’s C4-5 time trial occasion at the 2020 Summer Paralympics, once more solely trailing solely Cox.

Sensational begin for Pemble

Mel Pemble acquired off to a blazing begin in her first Para biking track world championships.

The 22-year-old adopted up nationwide record-breaking performances final month in the women’s C3 500m time trial and particular person pursuit with a world-record time in the women’s C3 omnium in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France on Thursday.

Pemble — who was born in England moved to Canada in 2009 — completed with a time of 12.666 seconds, reaching a prime velocity of 56.845 km/h in the method.

Pagie Greco of Australia was the one different athlete to interrupt the 13-second barrier with a time of 12.962, whereas Richael Timothy got here in third place with a time of 13.377.

After ending in third place in the 500m portion of the occasion, Pemble and Greco are at present tied atop the leaderboard in the omnium WC3 standings with 76 factors.

The omnium is a four-part endurance occasion, which can proceed with the third and fourth legs all through the weekend.

The Victoria, B.C., resident additionally clocked in with a time of 40.816 in the women’s C3 500m time trial to complete fourth behind Aniek Van Den Aarssen of the Netherlands (39.093 seconds), Keiko Sugiura of Japan (39.557 seconds), and Greco’s third-place time of 39.662.

Pemble – who additionally represented Canada in Para alpine snowboarding at the 2018 Winter Games – broke her personal document in the 500m occasion with a time of 40.379 at the Canadian Track Championships in Milton, Ont., in September.

Also representing Canada this weekend might be Keely Shaw of Midale, Sask., and Alexandre Hayward of Quispamsis, N.B.

The 2022 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships proceed on Friday, working by way of Sunday.

Friday, Oct. 21:

  • 3 a.m. ET: 500m time trial qualifying (WC2), 1km time trial qualifying (MC1, MC2, MB)
  • 6:30 a.m. ET: 3km particular person pursuit qualifying (MC3, WC4, WC5)
  • 9:39 a.m. ET: 3km particular person pursuit qualifying (WB)
  • 10:30 a.m. ET: 500m time trial finals (WC1, WC2), 15km scratch race (MC4), 3km particular person pursuit finals (MC3, WC4, WC5), 1km time trial finals (MC1, MC2, MB), 10km scratch race (WC3), 15km scratch race (MC5)
  • 1:41 p.m. ET: 3km particular person pursuit remaining (WB)

Saturday, Oct. 22:

  • 3 a.m. ET: 3km particular person pursuit qualifying (WC2, WC3, MC1), 4km particular person pursuit qualifying (MB)
  • 6:58 a.m. ET: 3km particular person pursuit qualifying (MC2, WC1)
  • 8 a.m. ET: 1km time trial qualifying (WB, MC5, MC4)
  • 10:11 a.m. ET: 1km time trial qualifying (MC3)
  • 11 a.m. ET: 3km particular person pursuit finals (WC1, WC2, MC1, MC2), 1km time trial finals (WB, MC5, MC4, MC3), 10km scratch race (WC5, WC4), 4km particular person pursuit remaining (MB)
  • 2:11 p.m. ET: 3km particular person pursuit remaining (WC3)

Sunday, Oct. 23:

  • 3 a.m. ET: Sprint qualifying and 1/4 finals, 750m staff dash qualifying (M/WC1-5)
  • 8:30 a.m. ET: 15km scratch race (MC2), dash finals, 10km scratch race (WC1-2), 750m staff dash remaining (M/WC1-5)


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