Commonwealth Games: Scotland’s Fachie Wins Gold. Congratulations👏 We are proud. Great to watch the excellent ride. Did you watch the performance on the TV?
Neil Fachie and pilot Matt Rotherham secured gold in the men’s event, with Wales’ James Ball second.
Fachie has broken his own Commonwealth Games record to claim gold in the men’s B&VI 1000m time trial final this evening. The title adds to the two golds Fachie won in Glasgow. Well done!
The Aberdonian suffers from congenital eye condition retinitis pigmentosa. Neil has won 13 mostly-gold UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships medals. Also a gold and silver medal at the London and Rio Olympics respectively.
Fachie was forced to overcome stiff competition from Wales cyclist James Ball and Australian Brad Henderson, both of whom broke his own Games record prior to his gold medal-winning ride.
The 34-year-old – led by pilot Matt Rotherham – crossed the line in a time of 1:00.065, shaving more than two seconds off the previous record he set in Glasgow four years ago.
The visually Impaired athlete could win more medals during the Games. What a great athlete. Are you a fan? Do you wish you were in the Gold Coast? It would be fantastic to watch live. If you were there – or not – drop us a line in the comment box below.
— YourNewsUKtv (@YourNewsUKtv) April 5, 2018
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