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Thursday 6 August, 2020

TT cyclist breaks world record at Elite-PanAm Cycling Championship

Trinidad and Tobago cyclist Nicholas Paul has broken the flying 200m record at the Elite-Pan American Track Cycling Championship qualifying event in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

The cyclist shattered the men's sprint cycling record in a time of 9.100 seconds  and a speed of 79.120 kph.

The record was previously held by France's Francois Pervis who finished at 9.347 seconds in Mexico in 2013.

Paul was part of the team including Keron Bramble and Njisane Phillip that won gold in the men's team sprint final on Wednesday.

The championship began on September 4 and ends on September 8.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has since offered congratulations on the accomplishment.

"Congratulations to Nicholas Paul on setting a new world record at the Elite Pan American Cycling Championship in Bolivia in the flying 200m sprint. The cyclist clocked a time of 9.100 seconds to smash the 2013 record of 9.347 seconds," he posted to Facebook.

See the post below: 

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