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Scottish cyclist Neil Fachie broke a world record in track cycling

Commonwealth Games

April 10, 2018

Scottish cyclist Neil Fachie MBE, one of the world’s best para athletes, broke the world record at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in the Men’s B&VI Sprint cycling event.

With his guide Matt Rotherham, the pair beat Welsh duo James Ball and Peter Mitchell in the blind and visually impaired sprint final, to take the gold in the world record time of 9.568 seconds.

Fachie is a true legend when it comes to the Commonwealth Games. He now has four Commonwealth Games gold medals to his name – two at his home Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014, and now two gold medals from the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Longines is the Official Timekeeper and partner of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, and is proud to acknowledge Fachie’s amazing world record and his two gold medals at this Commonwealth Games.

He was presented the Conquest V.H.P. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games watch at the world record ceremony at the Longines Records Club at Broadbeach at a ceremony on Monday on the Gold Coast.

Follow the live results of all Longines competitions on Building on its in-house expertise, the Swiss watch brand Longines gradually built a special relationship with the world of sport. It can count now many years of experience as a timekeeper for world championships in sport or as a partner of international sports federations.

Conquest V.H.P. Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018

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