Jen Schuble wins first medal of London 2012 Paralympic Games

By Jamie M. Blanchard | Sept. 01, 2012, 12:11 p.m. (ET)

Watch Jen Schuble
take home the silver

LONDON – Retired U.S. Army veteran Jennifer Schuble won the silver medal in the women's individual C4-5 500m time trial at the London 2012 Paralympic Games on Saturday. It is the fourth medal of the Games for the U.S. track cycling team, following a gold won by Joseph Berenyi, silver by Megan Fisher and a bronze from Allison Jones over the first two days of competition.  

"I wanted the gold of course,” said Schuble, gold and two-time silver medalist from the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. “It's the best I've ever ridden, I'm happy." 

She finished the race with a factored time of 37.941, just behind the 36.997 time of Great Britain’s Sarah Storey. Americans Greta Neimanas (39.621) and Megan Fisher (42.178) finished fifth and ninth respectively.  

"My first thought was to focus on the gate,”  said Schuble. “To make sure that I didn't jump the gate and then ride like hell. I knew I was going to have the ride of my life and it all comes down to focus. It's the Paralympic Games; it's only once every four years."

Schuble lived by her words of wisdom to claim her first medal of the Games. She looks for her first 2012 gold in Sunday's mixed C1-5 team sprint.

 

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