TOKYO – Slovakia won its first medal at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Paracyclist Jozef Metelka won bronze on a fixed kilometer with a time of 1: 04.786 min. The winner was Alfonso Llamas Cabello from Spain and the second was Brit Jody Cundy.
In the same discipline he won silver five years ago in Rio de Janeiro, he has a fourth medal from PH in his account, when he also has two gold medals in his collection from the time trial and from the 4 km fighter races.
Cabello reached a time of 1: 01.557 and improved his own world record seven years ago 1: 01.683. The silver Cundy also broke his own maximum, breaking his Paralympic record (1: 04,492) from Rio de Janeiro with a performance of 1: 01.847.
“I’m very happy. For me, bronze is like gold. The two who overtook me don’t train anything but a kilometer. , “ Metelka told paralympic.sk, who will have a four-kilometer fighter waiting for her on Friday, in which she will defend gold.
paracycling – fixed kilometer: 1. Alfonso Llamas Cabello (Sp.) 1: 01.557 min, 2. Jody Cundy (UK) +0.290 s, 3. Jozef METELKA (SR) +3,229, 4. Wu Kuoqing (China) +3,277, 5. Christopher Murphy (USA) +3,521, 6. Dorian Foulon (Fr.) +3,791