New Zealander Nicole Murray has finished fourth in the women’s C5 3000m Individual Pursuit at the Tokyo Paralympics.
Murray qualified 4th fastest in the morning qualifying session with a time of 3:54.167.
She bettered that time in the final against Marie Patouillet but it wasnt enough to win the bronze medal. Ín the end she finished five seconds behind the Frenchwoman.
Murray is competing in her first Paralympic Games and will be back in action on Friday in the women’s C4-5 500m Time Trial.
Other Kiwis to ride on the first day of competition were Anna Taylor and Sarah Ellington. However, both of them missed out on medal races.
Anna Taylor was particularly unlucky. She set a new Paralympic record in the C4 3000m Individual Pursuit in qualifying, however, in the following race two riders went quicker than her so she only held the record for around 5 minutes.