Paralympic gold for Dorset's Barney Storey in the velodrome
Dorset cyclist Barney Storey has won a gold medal at the Paralympic Games, smashing the world record in the 1km time trial.
Able-bodied Storey, a tandem pilot who was born in Wimborne, partnered Neil Fachie to victory in the velodrome this morning.
It is his third Paralympic gold, following double success at the 2008 Games in Beijing.
The 35-year-old, who is married to fellow Paralympic cyclist Sarah Storey, said: "The crowd were great on that last lap. I thought I was dying at that point and it (the crowd noise) was a big push behind me, so that was great."
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Fachie, who has a congenital eye condition, added: "'The atmosphere was electric. The crowd pushed us round that final bend. I just can't believe it. To be here winning the gold medal is a dream come true."
But it was heartache in the same event for fellow Britons Anthony Kappes and Craig MacLean who suffered two mechanical failures and were not allowed to make a third attempt, to a chorus of boos from the packed crowd.
Storey sympathised with their disappointment.
He said: "I'm really gutted. I was fighting back tears at the end. I hate to see that happen to teammates.
"You really want to race the best people and they are one of the best tandems in the world."
Storey and Fachie won in a new world record of 1:01.351.