Alfonso Cabello Llamas gave Spain their first Tokyo 2020 Paralympic gold as four world records fell on the second day of track cycling competition (26 August) at the Izu Velodrome.
The 27-year-old clocked 1:01.557 in the men’s 1,000m time trial C4-5, breaking his own world record of 1:01.683 he had set in 2014. Two Paralympic champions completed the podium as Great Britain’s Jody Cundy (1:02.529) and Slovakia’s Jozef Metelka (1:05.500) ended second and third, respectively.
Cabello Llamas reclaimed the Paralympic title in the event he had won at London 2012 and had lost to Cundy in Rio, in 2016.
“I feel I am way up on a cloud now; I have worked very hard for many months. To be here and win this gold is a dream come true. I have given 100 per cent of my energy and I have shown that barriers are there to be broken,” said Cabello Llamas.
According to paralympic.org. Source of photo: internet