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Paralympics Update: Catherine Walsh and Fran Meehan secure a silver medal

The Irish cyclists finished with a time of 3.36.360 this afternoon.

Cyclists Catherine Walsh (right) and pilot Fran Meehan (left).
Cyclists Catherine Walsh (right) and pilot Fran Meehan (left).

Updated at 17.30

WOMEN’S TANDEM PAIRING Catherine Walsh and Fran Meehan have won a silver medal in the Women’s Individual B Pursuit this afternoon, with a time of 3.36.360.

Walsh and Meehan ultimately lost out by four seconds in a gold medal ride off against New Zealand’s Phillipa Gray and Laura Thompson, who had claimed a World Record time of 3.31.530 earlier today.

“The team had a couple of fourths, so it was hard during the week,” said Walsh, delighted to have claimed silver: “We were able to finish off what we said we were going to do.”

In addition, Ireland’s Katie-George Dunlevy and Sandra Fitzgerald finished in a credible fifth place in their earlier race, with a time of 3.42.445.

Read: Paralympic Village, Day Three: Gold, gold and more gold>

Read: Paralympic Breakfast: Ireland’s Firth hoping to continue her success>

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