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St Mary’s Alumna sets World Record at Paralympics

Corrine and Lora
Image: Corrine Hall MBE and Lora Fachie MBE at Rio 2016 Paralympics
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Alumna of St Mary's University, Twickenham Corrine Hall MBE set a new Paralympic World Record as pilot for Lora Fachie MBE as the duo won the Gold Medal in the Women's 3000m Individual Pursuit B at Tokyo 2020. 

The pair completed the race in 3:19.483 to defend the world title and set a new world record; their success continued when they won Silver in the Women’s Time Trial B at Tokyo 2020 with a time of 48:32.06.

Corrine, who studied Sport Science at St Mary’s, now has a total of four Paralympic medals having previously won gold and bronze alongside Lora in the Tandem Cycling 3000m Individual Pursuit B and the 30km Time Trial B at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.

Head of Sport St Mary's, Andrew Reid-Smith said “Corrine and Lora have competed together since 2013 and their success in Tokyo adds to their incredible haul of World and Olympic medals. To improve upon the medals they won in Rio and break the pursuit world record is a wonderful achievement, and is testament to their ability to produce world-class performances when it really counts".

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