Paralympics Annika Zeyen brings silver in the street race
Handbiker’s Annika Zeyen won her second medal at the Paralympics in Tokyo. One day after her triumph in the individual time trial, the World Champion from Bonn brought silver in the street race silver, her second gold within only 26 hours ago she missed after 26.4 km only six seconds. The victory in the competition of start classes H1 to H4 went to the Dutch Jennette Jansen.
For Zeyen it is a total fifth precious metal at Paralympics. She still collected her three first medals as a wheelchair base, 2012 in London she won with the German Team Gold. Only in 2019 she moved into cycling.
For the road race, Zeyen was anything but optimistic due to the merger of the start classes before starting. It’s scary difficult because we collide with the H4 and who are significantly less restricted by the disability, said the 36-year-olds classified as a H3 athlete.
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Nevertheless, she was involved as a three-headed top group settled early. In the final phase, Zeyen even dared an attack, but ultimately, Jansen was classified in the category H4 and less limited start-up class.