Proserpine cyclist wins Paralympic gold
"OVER the moon".
Those are the words of Proserpine cyclist David Nicholas, minutes after he won a gold medal in the C3 3000m individual pursuit at the Paralympics.
Nicholas came from behind, in a controlled ride, to win.
"I've got no words to describe how I feel," he said.
It's the second Paralympic gold for Nicholas who won in London.
"It was so tough," he said about the race.
Nicholas said the atmosphere in the velodrome was really good.
"I've got friends here and teammates of mine cheering me on," he said.
"We all support each other, it's really good."
PROSERPINE'S David Nicholas set a new Paralympic record in the C3 3000m individual pursuit, just hours ago in Rio de Janeiro.
Nicholas set the impressive time of 3.32.336 in the heats and will now race for gold at 6.35pm Brazil time or 7.35am, Australian time.
The Proserpine rider will ride for gold against Joseph Berenyi from the United States of America.
In swimming, former Mackay athlete Logan Powell claimed the final position for the S9 400m freestyle final at the Paralympics.
He races at 8.41am Australian time.