PARALYMPICS: Colbourne breaks world record in qualifying

GREAT FORM: Mark Colbourne

GREAT FORM: Mark Colbourne

First published in Sport

TREDEGAR’S Mark Colbourne got his bid for gold in the C1 individual pursuit off to a sensational start this morning by breaking the world record in his qualifier and guaranteeing himself at least a silver medal.

Colbourne, who won silver in the C1-3 one-kilometre time trial yesterday, clocked a world best of 3:53.970.

China’s Li Zhang Yu, who took gold in yesterday’s event, also set a world record of 4:00.235 earlier this morning, before Colbourne bettered it.

The two go head to head in the final this afternoon.

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