Para cyclist Steve Tee and his competition partner Ang Kee Meng clocked a time of 1:10:886, achieving a personal best in the Men’s B 1000m Time Trial at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.
They finished 8th out of 10.
Their previous personal best was a time of 1:14.121, achieved at the 8th Para Asian Track Championships 2019 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
This was the duo’s second event at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, having achieved a personal best in the Men’s B 4000m Time Trial, their pet event, on 26 August 2021.
“It feels really great to break another personal best in our non-pet event. Our hard work and training really paid off.
“We are really happy with our double personal best results.
“I would say a mission impossible became possible.”
At the Tokyo Equestrian Park Setagaya, four-time Paralympian Laurentia Tan and horse Banestro (75.857%), Gemma Rose Foo and horse Gambler (63.965%), and Maximillian and horse Don’s Day Dream (60.970%) combined to score 200.792% in the Team Test to Music.
The team ranking will be determined on 29 August.
“I am really proud of Banestro, he went really well for me again. There were a couple of wobbly moments, but that was my fault. He was relaxed and was “with me” tonight,” said Tan.
The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games campaign for Foo and Tan are over, but they are looking ahead towards qualifying for the upcoming major games and world championships, including the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.
Said Foo, “I felt today was a better ride as we were both more relaxed.
“It’s a very recent partnership of less than a month, as he’s a borrowed horse from my teammate, Hilary.
“I’m happy we were able to bond over this short period. It was a very unique experience this time, it being held during a pandemic.
“Despite that, Tokyo handled it really well and I really enjoyed my time at this Games.
“My next goal is to qualify for the 2022 World Equestrian Games in Denmark.”
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