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Silver Medal for Damien Shaw in Los Angeles

posted 9 Feb 2012, 17:01 by Kevin Monaghan   [ updated 14 Feb 2012, 12:49 ]
Breaking News!  Lakeside Wheelers own Damien Shaw and his tandem partner James Brown, representing Ireland in the UCI Paracycling World Championships being held in the Home Depot Veledrome in Los Angeles, have taken silver medals in the men's 4km tandem pursuit event.  The were up against a very strong Australian duo, regarded in the event as "untouchable".  Unfortunately the Aussies proved just too strong for Damien and James, taking gold by just over 2 seconds.   Congratulations to both DAmien and James - what an amazing achievement.
Just beforehand, Ireland took gold in the women's 3km tandem pursuit event.  The Irish team was piloted by Tullamore's Francine Meehan.  Well done to you both also on a fantastic start to the 2012 paracycling world championships.
Damien and James on the podium with their medals.
Damien and James in Silver                                                                                             World Champions Francine & Catherine