Friday 30 September 2016

Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal win silver in the Women's B Road Race in Rio

Published 17/09/2016 | 20:12

Katie-George Dunlevy of Ireland, along with her pilot Eve McCrystal, in action during the Women's B Road Race at the Pontal Cycling Road during the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile
Katie-George Dunlevy of Ireland, along with her pilot Eve McCrystal, in action during the Women's B Road Race at the Pontal Cycling Road during the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal have collected their second medal of the Rio Paralympics after securing silver in the Women's B Road Race this evening.

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The pair won gold in the time trial on Wednesday and booked a spot on the podium again today, finishing 59 seconds behind Poland's Iwona Podkoscielna.

It was the fifth medal of the Games for the Irish paracyclists.

Damien Vereker and Sean Hahessy had been leading the Men's B Road Race but were forced to withdraw due to fatigue.

Peter Ryan and Marcin Mizgakski  are back in the pack in the same event.

Elsewhere today, sailors John Twomey, Austin O'Carroll and Ian Costelloe finished 14th in the Sonar Medal Race and came 13th overall.

In swimming, James Scully will go in the final of the S5 100m freestyle after he qualified as the eighth fastest swimmer in a personal best time of 1:21.22.

Noelle Lenihan also goes in the F38 Discus final later

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