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London Paralympics: Mark Colbourne's win was 'special moment'

Cyclist Mark Colbourne, 42, claimed Wales' first gold of the 2012 Games in the C1 3km individual pursuit on Friday, setting a new world record.

The cyclist, who suffered a broken back and lower leg paralysis after a paragliding crash, was hailed as a great role model after his win.

A postbox in Tredegar, Blaenau Gwent, his home town, was painted gold on Saturday and stamps featuring him will be sold.

Gerwyn Owen, academy manager for Disability Sport Wales, said Colbourne's victory was a "special moment".

  • 01 Sep 2012