Kieran Modra (vision impaired rider, back) and his sighted pilot Tyson Lawrence acknowledge the crowd after their gold medal ride in the men’s tandem pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games in a new world record, beating the previous record they set in the morning’s heats. Modra won the same event with Robert Crowe at the 2004 Paralympics, both times winning Australia’s first gold medal of the Games. Modra would go on to win the event for a third consecutive time in London in 2012, partnered by Scott McPhee.
Date: September 2008
Author: Photo by Heath Campanaro