Canadian Para-cyclist Mel Pemble crowned omnium world champion


Mel Pemble of Victoria received two gold medals and set a world file on the way in which to turning into a first-time omnium champion on the Para-cycling monitor world championships.

The 22-year-old shattered the world mark in Thursday’s 200-metre dash, received the ladies’s WC3 scratch race on Friday and added third- and fourth-place finishes within the 500 time trial and four-kilometre particular person pursuit over the weekend in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France.

Pemble, who was born in England and moved to Canada in 2009, completed the omnium — a four-part endurance occasion — with 150 factors in her debut world championships, two greater than Aniek van den Aarssen of the Netherlands and 6 forward of American Clara Brown.

Pemble additionally represented Canada in Para-alpine snowboarding on the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Last month, she broke her personal file within the 500 with a time of 40.379 seconds on the Canadian monitor biking championships in Milton, Ont.

Also Sunday, the Canadian contingent wrapped up its world championship efficiency with Calgary’s Kate O’Brien and Alexandre Hayward becoming a member of Pemble within the combined workforce dash occasion.

The trio posted a time of 57.311 seconds for eleventh place.

O’Brien, a 2020 world champion and Tokyo Paralympic Games silver medallist, captured silver in ladies’s C4 500 time trial on Thursday.

Hayward, on Day 13 of his profession racing in a velodrome, positioned fifth in males’s C3 particular person pursuit on Friday.


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