China’s Jieli Li has broken the first world record at Rio’s Olympic Park Velodrome, on day two (23 March) of the 2018 Para Cycling Track World Championships. The 26-year-old clocked 43.430 in the women’s C1 500m time trial to lower her own previous mark of 44.439, established in 2016, by just nine thousandths of a second.
China continued its successful run with Zhangyu Li winning the men’s C1 1km time trial title. The Netherlands’ Arnoud Nijhuis took silver and Ricardo Argiles of Spain finished with the bronze medal.
More success for the Dutch came through Alyda Norbruis, who claimed her second and third gold medals in Rio with a win in the women’s 500m C2 time trial and one in the 10km scratch race. She had already won a gold on Thursday (22 March) in the women’s C2 3km individual pursuit. Amanda Reid from Australia was the silver medallist while China’s Zhenling Song got the bronze.