Greco, 24, broke her own world record by more than seven seconds when she finished with an amazing time of 3:52.283 to top the leaderboard on her Paralympic debut.

The Victorian will now race for a gold medal at 12.52pm when she takes on China’s Wang Xiaomei in the final.

“I’m so happy, I just can’t believe it,” Greco said after the performance.

“I went in thinking I’ve just got to stick to the schedule my coaches and I had planned.

“It’s not over yet, I’ve got to recover and go onto the final, but (I’m) very happy.

“I’d been working very hard on that schedule of training. I probably doubted myself a few times, but my coach and the staff, they all really believed in me and pushed me to tell me I do have it in me. I’m so happy.”

Greco said she dared to dream of a gold medal.

“It’s in the back of my mind but I’ve just got to focus on my own race, recover well and see what happens in the final,” she said.

Emily Petricola set a world record of her own in the C4 3000m Individual Pursuit, finishing in a time of 3:38.061 to book her ticket for the final.

Petricola was a full eight seconds ahead of American Shawn Morelli, and will enter this afternoon’s final as red-hot favourite.

Fellow Australian Meg Lemon will attempt to make it two Australians on the podium after qualifying for the bronze medal race with a time of 3:49.043, just 0.11 seconds slower than the third-fastest qualifier, Canadian Keely Shaw.

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