Date: Monday, 12 September 2016

Paralympic cyclist Emma Foy and tandem pilot Laura Thompson have won silver in the Women's B 3000m individual pursuit in Rio de Janeiro.

The pair finished the event in Rio's velodrome with a time of 3:31.569, three seconds behind the British tandem of Lora Turnham and pilot Corrine Hall, who won gold in a time of 3:28.050.

Fellow Kiwis Amanda Cameron and pilot Hannah van Kampen finished fourth, behind bronze medallists, Britain's Sophie Thornhill and pilot Helen Scott.

Earlier, Cameron and van Kampen, New Zealand's newest tandem pairing, slashed seven seconds off their personal best time with a qualification heat time of 3:33.298.

Foy holds the world record for the event (3:23.328), set in 2014.

Foy and Thompson's win brought New Zealand's medal haul to eight so far, with three golds, three silvers and two bronze.

The team is aiming to win 18 medals, including 12 golds.

There is the prospect of more medals on Monday (NZ time).

Swim star Sophie Pascoe controlled her heat in the women's 200m individual medley SM10, winning in 2:27.44. She will go into the final (10.07am Monday) more than five seconds fastest than her nearest competitor Aurelie Rivard (Canada).

Paralympic debutant Jacob Phillips qualified for the men's 200m T35 with a personal best time of 28.78.

Long jump gold medallist Anna Grimaldi contests the women's 100m T47 final at 9.56am Monday (NZ time)

Article courtesy Stuff, photo Hagen Hopkins Getty Images

 

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