Channel 4: McGlynn Takes Silver in the Velodrome

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Aileen McGlynn took silver in the B/Vi 1km time trial to bag another medal for Great Britain.

Channel 4: McGlynn Takes Silver in the Velodrome

Channel 4: McGlynn Takes Silver in the Velodrome

I'm a little bit disappointed, but at the same time I'm really pleased to win a silver and it's good to have got a PB as a team together

Aileen McGlynn took silver in the B/Vi 1km time trial to bag another medal for Great Britain.

With her sighted pilot, Helen Scott, Glasgow-born Aileen, 39, flew across the line in 1:09.45, but was beaten to gold by a Paralympic record 1:08.92 from Australian Felicity Johnson and her pilot Stephanie Morton.

"I'm a little bit disappointed, but at the same time I'm really pleased to win a silver and it's good to have got a PB as a team together," Aileen told Channel 4. "I'd like to thank the crowd for coming along and supporting us all so much."
New Zealander Phillipa Gray grabbed the bronze medal ahead of Britain's Lora Turnham.

London 2012 is Aileen's third Paralympic Games. In Athens in 2004 she took gold in the 1km time trial tandem and silver in the sprint tandem. She went on to win two gold medals in Beijing in 2008, in the 1km time trial and individual pursuit.

She received an MBE following the Athens Games and an OBE following the Beijing Games.

Visually impaired since birth, Aileen began cycling at five years' old and always wanted to be an elite athlete. She started training with the GB Para-Cycling Team in 2002, and broke a world record the very first time she cycled in a velodrome.

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