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Mark Rohan secures yet another gold medal for Ireland

The 31-year-old won the Men’s Individual H1 Time Trial at Brands Hatch on Wednesday afternoon.

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MARK ROHAN HAS secured another gold medal for Ireland in the Men’s Individual H1 Time Trial at the Paralympic Games in London.

The 31-year-old finished ahead of Israel’s Koby Lion and Wolfgang Schattauer of Austria to win Ireland sixth gold of the Games in a phenomenal performance at Brands Hatch.

Rohan clocked a time of 35:41.54 to take the gold by a clear 11 second margin.

“I am delighted with my result, there was a lot of pressure on me to perform today,” Rohan said after his victory.

The Westmeath man is one of Ireland’s best known Paralympic athletes.

He became the first cyclist to win six World Cup events in a row when he finished first in 2011′s UCI Paracycling World Cup Series.

Rohan went on to claim two golds (Time Trial and Road Race) at September’s UCI World Paracycling Road Championships in Denmark, and was named the International Paralympic Committee’s Athlete of the Month in September 2011.

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