1 Sep 2012

Cycling bronze for Gray and Thompson

10:24 am on 1 September 2012

Tandem cyclists Phillipa Gray and Laura Thompson have won bronze in the 1km time trial at the Paralympic Games in London.

The Southland duo clocked 1 minute 11.24 seconds in the women's B 1km time trial at the velodrome on Friday. Australia claimed gold in 1 minute 8.91 seconds and Great Britain won silver.

Coach Brendon Cameron chose to adopt a larger gear for the race which helped the pair power down the final 500 metres as their competitors petered out. Gray and Thompson compete in their favoured event on Sunday, the 3000m pursuit.

New Zealand has five medals at the end of the second day of competition.