Clara Brown competes at the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 on Sept. 3, 2021 in Tokyo.
Four U.S. athletes were in action on the final day of the road cycling competition Friday at the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, as Clara Brown, Jamie Whitmore, Cody Jung and Chris Murphy all took to their bikes Fuji International Speedway for the final time.
Brown, who had previously finished fourth in the track individual pursuit and fifth in the road time trial, completed her Paralympic debut with a sixth-place performance in the women’s C1-3 road race, crossing the line in 1 hour, 15 minutes, 38 seconds. She was followed by two-time Paralympian Jamie Whitmore, who was seventh with the same time on the hilly and technical course. Whitmore will leave Tokyo without a medal after having won a gold and silver in Rio five years ago.
In the men’s C4-5 competition, Cody Jung, who was fourth in the time trial, was 16th in 2:39:26, while Chris Murphy, who was working to support Jung, did not finish. Prior to the race Jung told TeamUSA.org he was ready to take in the experience regardless on how he and Murphy finished.
“Either way, Chris and I will have a story we can share for years,” said Jung, a first-time Paralympian. “When I see Chris, years later, I can say, ‘Do you remember that crazy race? When you did this? You countered my attack. Or we both got dropped off the back and we did a joy ride at the Paralympics.’ We are going to have a story for sure. I’m stoked.”