SINGAPORE — Singapore para-cyclist Steve Tee, together with pilot Ang Kee Meng, set their personal-best time of 1min 10.886sec in the men's 1,000m time trial final (Class B) to finish in eighth place out of 10 competitors at the Tokyo Paralympics on Saturday (28 August).
Britain's Neil Fachie (pilot Matthew Rotherham) clinched the gold medal at the Izu Velodrome in a world-record time of 58.038 seconds, while compatriot James Ball (pilot Lewis Stewart) earned the silver in 59.503sec. France's Raphael Beaugillet (pilot Francois Pervis) won the bronze in 1:00.472.
Tee and Ang had also set a personal-best time of 4:40.453 in the men's 4,000m individual pursuit (Class B) event on Wednesday. They finished ninth out of 14 competitors in that race.
They will be taking part in one more event: the men's time trial (Class B) road race on Tuesday.
"We are really happy with our double personal-best results. I would say a mission impossible became possible," said Tee, who was diagnosed with a rare disease that causes partial loss of vision.
"We look forward to our next event where we have set some goals for ourselves. Our usual average speed for previous races was around 40kmh. We aim to better this on Tuesday."
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