September 22, 2008
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Chris Scott and Kieran Modra showed a strong dominance in Beijing. The pair managed to take out Australia's first two gold medals of the 2008 Paralympics.
40yr old Scott, has done this all before, winning his first two gold medals at the Atlanta Games in 1996, another two at Sydney and three more at Athens, making Scotts victory his eighth gold medal in the 3000mtr event.
"It's amazing - I told everyone that this was definitely my last individual pursuit, and they all said 'well, you better make it gold’, he said.
"I'm the first gold medallist for Australia and that makes it even more special."
Scott also picked up a Silver medal in the Road Time Trial.
Modra, and pilot Tyson Lawrence, contesting the 4000m pursuit, made light work of their Spanish rivals in the gold medal ride-off to record Australia's second victory of the day.
Another Australian pair, Bryce Lindores and pilot Steven George, picked up the bronze.
It was a highly successful day for the Aussies with an overall tally of two gold medals, one silver and three bronze at the Laoshan Velodrome.