Dunlevy and McCrystal win Paralympic silver in individual pursuit cycling 

Cyclists Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal have won a silver medal for Ireland in the 3,000m individual pursuit cycling at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.

The pair set a new world record of 3:19.946 in the qualifying round – though that record was broken by the British duo, Lora Fachie and Corinne Hall in  the final run.

“I’m in a bit of shock, it is absolutely amazing,” Dunlevy told RTE News. “If someone said to me before that I would get a medal in the pursuit I would never have thought it in my wildest dreams. We were hoping to do a good ride and get a PB. To get that and a world record, I’m just speechless.”

McCrystal said: “I think we did ourselves proud, we left nothing to chance, no stone was left unturned by our coach Neill (Delahaye) and Cycling Ireland. He made sure that we would get here in best possible form.

“To get that performance, I just can’t believe it. I’m so proud of Katie and I know she is proud of me – I am just so happy that we did this.”


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