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BC’s Mel Pemble to Represent Canada at Para Track World Championships, October 20-23


Ottawa, ON (October 11, 2022) – Following a successful summer on the road with numerous breakout performances, the National Team will now shift its focus to the UCI Para Track World Championships in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France on October 20 – 23.The team will include two Tokyo 2020 Paralympic medallists, as well as two newcomers who will be making their debut on the Para Track world stage. Former World Champion and Paralympic silver medallist, Kate O’Brien will be leading the team in the C4 category, along with Paralympic bronze medallist Keely Shaw, who just ended a stellar road season, landing on the podium at every race she entered.

Making her World Championships debut is Mel Pemble, who recently set two new national records at this year’s Track National Championships. She will be joined by newcomer Alexandre Hayward who will be competing for the first time on the track after he proved his strength in WC3 and at the Para Road World Championships.

“I am so incredibly excited to be selected to compete at Track Worlds,” said Mel Pemble. “It has been my main goal of this season, I am especially eager to see what I can do since this is the first time I’ll be part of the World Championships”

Racing will begin on Thursday, October 20 with the 200m sprint and will go on until October 23. Full results will be available here. A livestream will be available through the Canadian Paralympic Committee, more details coming soon.

Team Canada
Alexandre Hayward – C3 – Quispamsis, NB
Mel Pemble – C3 – Victoria, BC
Keely Shaw – C4 – Midale, SK
Kate O’Brien – C4 – Calgary, AB


Source: Cycling Canada
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