Clara Brown And Chris Murphy Claim Silver Medals To Start Para-cycling Track World Championships

By Cady Lowery | Jan. 30, 2020, 11:12 p.m. (ET)

Clara Brown races around the track at world championships.Clara Brown raced to a silver medal in the women's C3 3K individual pursuit at the 2020 Para-cycling World Championships in Milton, Ontario. 

MILTON, Ontario – Clara Brown (Falmouth, Maine) and Chris Murphy (Rancho Cucamonga, California) started the 2020 season on the podium by earning silver medals at the 2020 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships held at Mattamy National Cycling Center in Milton, Ontario. 

Starting Strong for Team USA - Murphy’s silver medal in the men’s C5 kilo time trial (1:05.259) was his sixth world championship medal and third in the time trial. Murphy will try to build on his impressive 2020 start when he races in the team sprint and men’s C5 200-meter time trial on Friday.

Sweet Silver - Brown earned the first track world championships medal of her career when she claimed silver in the women’s C3 3K individual pursuit (4:04.909). She looks to land on the podium again when she races the women’s C3 200 and 500 time trial in Friday’s competition.

What To Watch - Joe Berenyi (Oswego, Illinois) takes to the track on Friday, looking to defend his world title in the men’s C3 kilo time trial. He will be joined on the track by teammates Noah Middlestaedt (St. Cloud, Minnesota) and Jason Kimball (Kila, Montana).

Competition continues Friday at 9:30 a.m. ET from Milton, Ontario, and concludes Sunday evening.


Team USA results from Jan. 30

2 medals (2 silver)


Silver: Chris Murphy (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), men’s C5 kilo time trial (1:05.259); Clara Brown (Falmouth, Maine), women’s C3 3km individual pursuit (4:04.909) 


Full results can be found on the 2020 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships website.


QUOTES

Chris Murphy

“It was awesome to win this medal. I had a fall a few weeks ago and broke a rib, so I’m ecstatic to medal with a broken rib. Looking forward, I’m excited for the team sprint. I’m also going to give my best in the omnium and 200, but I love the team sprint. It’s just my favorite race because it’s with a team.” 

 

Clara Brown

“This feels great. I’ve put a lot of hard work in, and I really like the track. I’m excited to see all my work pay off and hopefully there’s more to come this week. I race the 200 and 500 tomorrow, and I’m looking to improve on my times from last year’s track worlds. My most recent times were at Parapan American Games, so I’m really looking to build on that.”

 

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