First, all my thoughts are with the family, friends, and team-mates of Iranian cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad, who died during the men’s C4-5 road race. So tragic, and a reminder that cycling is always a dangerous sport. Articles about his death on the BBC and the Guardian – and about the tribute to Golbarnezhad at the Closing Ceremony.
While the Rio 2016 Track Para-Cycling was almost all broadcast live, so we got a LOT of video, the Paralympic Road Racing wasn’t, so there’s less here – but I’ve got you some video, photos, articles, tweets and more.
Unfortunately, a lot of the videos are geo-restricted – some of the Paralympics YouTube clips are only available in countries without their own TV (but it’s hard to tell, so click each one to check – sorry), and the individual TV stations and often videos on news sites are often geo-retricted to their countries. However, you can use VPN services like Hola or Betternet, to see them (if you don’t know about VPNs, INRNG explains them)
Please forgive that fact I’ve got a lot of British-based coverage – it’s because it’s really good, and obviously because I get to see it. I’ve got coverage from other countries when I’ve seen it, but if you’ve seen good coverage from other countries that you want to share, please do let me know, and I’ll edit it in.
First, some general links and media – the Rio 2016 Road Cycling page, including all the schedule, results, and other general information about the courses. Overall report of the whole Paralympics road cycling on the UCI’s website.
UK-based highlights on the Channel 4 Paralympics site. USA video highlights on Team USA‘s website, but it’s all forbidden from my UK-based server. There are lots of video highlights of the Australian Paralympics on the 7Two YouTube, and the New Zealand Paralympians on the Attitude Live YouTube – for example this video profile of Amanda Cameron.
It was an incredible day of racing, with 18 Time Trials on bikes, tandems, tricycles and handbikes – all the results from all the ITTs are here
British-based highlights of Day 7
1. Sarah Storey, Great Britain, 0:27:22:42
2. Anna Harkowska, Poland, + 01:30.37
3. Samantha Bosco, USA, + 01:42.24
4. Crystal Lane, Great Britain, + 02:14.81
5. Jennifer Schuble, USA, + 02:24.94
6. Mariela Analia Delgado, Argentina, + 02:37.36
7. Kerstin Brachtendorf, Germany, + 03:09.04
8. Nicole Clermont, Canada, + 03:10.10
9. Mari-Liis Juul, Estonia, + 04:48.89
1. Shawn Morelli, USA, 0:29:45.40
2. Megan Fisher, USA, + 00:30.32
3. Sue Powell, Australia, + 00:33.89
4. Alexandra Lisney, Australia, + 00:42.99
5. Marie-Claude Molnar, Canada, + 01:09.35
6. Jenny Narcisi, Italy, + 02:34.33
7. Ruan Jianping, China, + 03:01.26
8. Katharine Horan, New Zealand, + 03:46.97
9. Katell Alençon, France, + 04:30.48
1. Alyda Norbruis, C2, Netherlands, 0:29:46.51
2. Denise Schindler, C3, Germany, 30:18.99
3. Zeng Sini, C2, China, 30:41.42
4. Daniela Carolina Munevar, C2, Colombia, 30:46.88
5. Allison Jones, C2, USA, 31:44.34
6. Megan Giglia, C3, Great Britain, 31:44.56
7. Jamie Whitmore, C3, USA, 31:45.47
8. Tereza Diapoldóva, C2, Czech Republic, 32:16.37
9. Song Zhenling, C2, China, 32:36.92
10. Simone Kennedy, C3, Australia, 34:31.32
2 videos with Alyda Norbruis, on NOS.nl – and another one – and because of her amazing results, Norbruis was the Dutch flag-bearer at the Closing Ceremony.
1. Dorothee Vieth, H5, Germany, 0:31:35.46
2. Andrea Eskau, H5, Germany, + 00:39.96
3. Laura de Vaan, H5, Netherlands, + 01:27.46
4. Lee Doyeon, H4, Korea, + 01:38.79
5. Oksana Masters, H5, USA, + 02:14.24
6. Christiane Reppe, H4, Germany, + 02:19.07
7. Jennette Jansen, H5, Netherlands, + 02:32.46
8. Sandra Graf, H4, Switzerland, H4, Switzerland, + 02:54.54
9. Jessica Enfot, H5, Sweden, + 05:13.17
10. Sandra Stoekli, H4, Switzerland, + 06:26.95
Video about Vieth’s win on Ardmediathek.de – and an interview with Vieth and Hans-Peter Durst on their golds.
Jennette Jansen warming up
Interviews with the Swiss riders after their race
1. Karen Darke, H3, Great Britain, 0:33:44.93
2. Alicia Dana, H3, USA, 33:57.48
3. Francesca Porcellato, H3, Italy, 34:20.48
4. Renata Kaluza, H3, Poland, 34:33.96
5. Justine Asher, H2, South Africa, 34:34.12
6. Jady Martins Malavazzi, H3, Brazil, 35:33.29
7. Li Huaxian, H3, China, 36:09.52
8. Anna Oroszova, H3, Slovakia, 37:00.91
9. Katerina Antosova, H3, Czech Republic, 38:34.20
10. Jeon Nikyoung, H2, Korea, 39:08.45
1. Katie George Dunlevy & Eve McCrystal, Ireland, 0:38:59.22
2. Yurie Kanuma & Mai Tanaka, Japan, 39:32.92
3. Lora Turnham & Corrine Hall, Great Britain, 39:33.81
4. Emma Foy & Laura Thompson, New Zealand, 39:45.87
5. Iwona Podkościelna & Aleksandra Tecław, Poland, 39:54.45
6. Shawn Cheshire & Mackenzie Woodring, USA, 41:07.76
7. Robbi Weldon & Audrey Lemieux, Can, 41:38.98
8. Odette van Deudekom & Kim van Dijk-Pronk, Netherlands, 42:04.84
9. Amanda Cameron & Hannah van Kampen, New Zealand, 42:29.93
10. Josefa Benítez Guzman & Beatriu Gómez Franquet , Spain, 42:32.37
I love this photo, moments later, too, in sportswomen.ie
Watch Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal talk about their win, in this RTE.ie interview (available for 21 days only) – and I love the photo of this moment when Dunlevy and McCrystal realised they’d won
T1-2 Tricycle Time Trial
1. Carol Cooke, Australia, 0:26:11.40
2. Jill Walsh, USA, 26:49.67
3. Shelley Gautier, Canada, 25:50.87
4. Jana Majunke, Germany, 27:43.46
5. Hannah Dines, Great Britain, 28:51.20
6. Marie-Eve Croteau, Canada, 29:43.47
7. Cristina Liliana Otero, Argentina, 35:20.52
It’s not cycling, but it is a cyclist! On Sunday, Kadeena Cox broke the World Record in the Track Cycling 500m, and then on Wednesday added T38 100m gold and a new World Record on the Athletics track
British-based highlights from Channel 4:
1. Andrea Eskau, H5, Germany, 1:37:07
2. Laura de Vaan, H5, Netherlands, + 00:02
3. Jennette Jansen, H5, Netherlands, s.t.
4. Oksana Masters, H5, USA, s.t.
5. Dorothee Vieth, H5, Germany, 00:08
6. Jessica Enfot, H5, Sweden, + 00:15
1. Christiane Reppe, H4, Germany, 1:15:56
2. Lee Doyeon, H4, Korea, + 00:02
3. Francesca Porcellato, H3, Italy, s.t.
4. Alicia Dana, H3, USA, + 00:05
5. Renata Kaluza, H3, Poland, + 00:50
6. Li Huaxian, H3, China, + 06:21
7. Sandra Graf, H4, Switzerland, + 07:45
8. Sandra Stoekli, H4, Switzerland, + 10:12
9. Katerina Antosova, H3, Czech Republic, + 10:29
10. Jady Martins Malavazzi, H3, Brazil, + 11:23
UPDATE! Because the Handcycling races weren’t televised, Karen Darke crowdfunded a film about the handcyclists at Rio:
1. Jamie Whitmore, C3, USA, 1:30:14
2. Zeng Sini, C2, China, s.t.
3. Denise Schindler, C3, s.t.
4. Allison Jones, C2, USA, + 00:21
5. Alyda Norbruis, C2, Netherlands, s.t.
6. Song Zhenling, C2, China, + 00:26
7. Megan Giglia, C3, Great Britain, s.t.
8. Simone Kennedy, C3, Australia, + 00:35
9. Tereza Diapoldóva, C2, Czech Republic, + 00:39
10. Daniela Carolina Munevar, C2, Colombia, + 01:58
1. Carol Cooke, T2, Australia, 1:07:51
2. Jill Walsh, T2, USA, + 00:17
3. Jana Majunke, T2, Germany, + 00:28
4. Marie-Eve Croteau, T2, Canada, + 00:51
5. Hannah Dines, T2, Great Britain, + 01:!2
6. Shelley Gautier, T1, Canada, + 03:46
7. Cristina Liliana Otero, T2, Argentina, + 08:15
Well it has been an amazing 48 hours! Just making it to my 2nd #paralympics was incredible but to be going home with 2 Gold Medals is unbelievable! Thank you to everyone who has helped make this happen. I'm looking forward to getting home to celebrate with everyone! @ausparalympics @vicinstsport @skcc1 #webelieve #dmmob #gotmygold
Not women’s cycling… but Alistair Donohoe was robbed, not being given a medal in the C4-5 men’s race
New Zealand-focused highlights
1. Sarah Storey, H5, Great Britain, 2:15:42
2. Anna Harkowska, H5, Poland, + 03:29
3. Crystal Lane, H5, Great Britain, + 06:16
4. Mariela Analia Delgado, H5, Argentina, s.t.
5. Kerstin Brachtendorf, H5, Germany, s.t.
6. Samantha Bosco, H5, USA, + 06:24
7. Alexandra Lisney, H4, Australia, + 07:14
8. Jennifer Schuble, H5, USA, + 08:21
9. Sue Powell, H4, Australia, + 10:08
10. Shawn Morelli, H4, USA, + 10:11
1. Iwona Podkościelna & Aleksandra Tecław, Poland, 1:58:02
2. Katie George Dunlevy & Eve McCrystal, Ireland, + 00:59
3. Emma Foy & Laura Thompson, New Zealand, + 01:31
4. Lora Turnham & Corrine Hall, Great Britain, + 03:14
5. Robbi Weldon & Audrey Lemieux, CAN, s.t.
6. Adamantia Chalkiadaki & Argyro Milaki, Greece, + 04:50
7. Odette van Deudekom & Kim van Dijk-Pronk, Netherlands, s.t.
8. Josefa Benítez Guzman & Beatriu Gómez Franquet , Spain, + 08:19
9. Shawn Cheshire & Mackenzie Woodring, USA, + 09:03
10. Yurie Kanuma & Mai Tanaka, Japan, + 09:21
What happens if things go wrong with Paralympians technical equipment? Ottobock are here to help them, with technical support for prosthetics, orrthotics, wheelchairs, bikes and all kinds of other equipment
Because there was no TV, I collected some information about some of the road riders, and wow, there are some amazing stories in there:
- Tandem pairs
- C1-3 Bicycle riders
- C4-5 Bicycle riders
- H1-3 Handcyclists
- H4-5 Handcyclists
- Tricycle riders
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