US Paralympic athlete and Argonette Megan Fisher won the silver medal in the women’s C4 3-kilometer individual pursuit of the UCI Para-cycling World Championships, held in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, from March 26 to 29. On this 6th edition of the championship, 156 athletes represented 30 countries.
It was in a modern velodrome and before an enthusiastic crowd that the double Paralympian medalist took on the second step of the podium. The Argonette from Missoula, Montana, finished the race behind the defending champion, Australian Susan Powell and ahead of her teammate Shawn Morelli.
"I could not be happier with my silver medal, however I still have my eyes on the top step," Fisher said. "I’m grateful for all of the support from the whole team and feel very fortunate to race with and against such high caliber athletes."
More than just cycling
Megan Fisher didn’t slow down after winning one gold and one silver medal in para-cycling at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. In 2013, she became a world champion in two separate sports. At the 2013 UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championships, Fisher claimed both the road race and time trial titles, and just 11 days later, she raced to victory at the International Triathlon Union Paratriathlon World Championships. Her outstanding cycling fitness was evident, with the fastest bike split of all TRI-5 competitors by more than three minutes.
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