Americans win 11 medals at UCI Para-cycling Track Worlds

Manchester, Great Britain (November 12, 2009) -- Americans won 11 medals, including five world titles, at the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships held November 4-8 in Manchester, Great Britain.

Jennifer Schuble rode her way onto the podium’s highest step twice over the four days. With a time of 38.834, she won the LC2-CP4 combined class 500-meter time trial, breaking her own world record which she set at the Beijing Paralympic Games last summer. She continued her winning ways with another gold medal in the 3,000-meter pursuit.

Barbara Buchan also picked up a world title for the U.S. as the fastest woman to cover twelve laps in the women’s LC3-4 - CP3 3,000-meter pursuit. She then added a bronze medal to her hardware stash by clocking a time of 45:599 in the 500-meter time test.

The powerful duo of Karissa Whitsell and Mackenzie Woodring combined forces to win yet another gold for the American contingent in the tandem pursuit, setting a new world record in the process. The two then teamed up again to ride to a silver medal in the 1,000-meter pursuit.

In the Men’s B&VI 4,000-meter pursuit, Clark Rachfal and David Swanson set the gold medal standard, climbing to the top of the podium with a time of 4:26.472

Aaron Trent clocked a time of 1:13.377 to grab the silver medal in the men’s CP4 1,000-meter time trial and then followed up that performance by riding to a bronze with a time of 5:02.953 in the 4,000-meter pursuit.

Greta Neimanas also grabbed two silver medals for Team USA - one in the Women’s LC1 3,000-meter pursuit and the other in the 500-meter time trial.

Photos: Karissas Whitsell and Mackenzie Woodring celebrate their pursuit victory; Barbara Buchan leaves the start block and begins her pursuit for a world title. Photos courtesy of the UCI



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