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Canada’s Mel Pemble claims bronze in omnium at Para observe biking worlds in Rio

Canada’s Mel Pemble received her second medal of the 2024 Para observe biking world championships in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, bagging bronze within the ladies’s C3 omnium.

The 23-year-old from Victoria amassed 138 factors within the four-race competitors, ending second within the non-medal 200-metre flying begin (12.651 seconds) and sixth within the scratch race on Day 4 on the Rio Olympic Velodrome.

Pemble, a former Paralympic alpine skier, kicked off worlds with a silver medal within the 500m time trial on Wednesday earlier than ending sixth in Friday’s particular person pursuit.

China’s Wang Xiaomei captured the omnium title with 160 factors after prevailing in all 4 races, whereas Aniek van den Aarssen of the Netherlands took silver with 146. Wang additionally narrowly broke Pemble’s world report within the 200 flying begin earlier within the day, clocking 12.506.

Whereas Pemble entered as the two-time defending omnium champion, she advised CBC Sports activities she has been focusing totally on the five hundred time trial throughout coaching, a Paralympic occasion, together with her sights set on Paris.

She is going to compete within the crew dash on Sunday together with Alexandre Hayward of Quispamsis, N.B., and Calgary’s Kate O’Brien.

Pemble, who was born with cerebral palsy, competed on the 2018 Winter Paralympics earlier than switching sports activities in 2020.

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