SILVER MEDAL Alert - Emma Foy & Laura Thompson Women's B 3000m Individual Pursuit

By Paralympics New Zealand

Tandem pairing of Emma Foy and Laura Thompson (sighted pilot) today showed true guts and determination to win silver on the final day of racing at the Rio Velodrome in the Women’s B 3000m Individual Pursuit (3:31.569). The British tandem of Turnham and Hall won in a time of 3:28.050.
Earlier in September 11 Foy and Thompson had qualified second fastest with a time of 3:28.563.
New Zealand’s newest tandem pairing of Amanda Cameron and Hannah van Kampen rode off for bronze, finishing 4th with an OVL against British sprint specialists Thornhall and Scott. Cameron and van Kampen rode an outstanding qualification heat in 3:33.298, obliterating their personal best time by 7 seconds. 
Emma Foy & Laura Thompson – three-time Para-Cycling Track World Champions (2016, 2015, 2014) tandem pairing. Emma who only entered the sport of Para-Cycling just over three years ago is joined by sighted pilot Laura who brings extensive Paralympic Games experience after winning the trifecta of medals at London 2012. Foy’s biography here and Thompson’s biography here.

Amanda Cameron & Hannah van Kampen - Amanda and Hannah made a splash with a fifth placing and personal best at the year’s UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships in March. They have continued to grow as a pairing and look to carry on their success in Rio. Amanda’s biography here. Hannah’s biography here
The 31-strong New Zealand Paralympic Games Team will compete at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games between 8-19 September 2016 NZT, with a mighty global contingent of 4,350 other athletes from 160 countries. The Paralympics is the world’s largest multi-sport event for disabled athletes. New Zealand will contest six Para-Sports, chasing a target of 18 medals in total, including 12 gold medals.

Where can kiwis watch our Paralympians in action?
Views can catch the New Zealand Paralympic Team in action at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games by tuning into DUKE on Freeview 13, Sky 23 or online at (find daily schedule here:, by watching the daily highlights programme on TV1 at 9.30pm, or by visiting or to watch on demand. Results will also be shown on ONE News, Breakfast and Seven Sharp. Additionally, coverage can be found by visiting the Paralympics website:
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