Glasgow 2014: Thornhill and Scott win gold for England

Gold for England in 1,000m tandem

Sophie Thornhill and Helen Scott won their second Commonwealth gold in the Para-sport 1,000m tandem time-trial for blind and visually impaired athletes.

The English pair, who also won gold in the tandem sprint, set a new Games record of one minute, 8.177 seconds.

Scotland's Aileen McGlynn and Louise Haston, who won silver in the tandem sprint, were second again, over one and a half seconds behind.

Australia's Brandie O'Connor and Breanna Hargrave won bronze.

Six-time Paralympic cycling gold medallist Dame Sarah Storey
"What a ride it was by the English pair. I don't think Helen Scott could quite believe how quick they were, it is an incredible time. They had a superbly executed start - they have worked so hard on that aspect of their training - and with the turbo intervals they have done they were able to bring it home strongly."

"I knew from the very first rev it would be a good one but I had no idea we would go that fast," Scott told BBC Sport.

Thornhilll, 18, said: "We have worked so hard for this, all the long hours on the track, it just means so much. It is awesome.

"For everyone to give us the same recognition as the able body guys is amazing. This environment is so exciting and I can't wait for Rio now."

Sophie Thornhill and Helen Scott
Sophie Thornhill and Helen Scott won gold with a new Games record of one minute, 8.177 seconds
Sophie Thornhill and Helen Scott
It was the English pair's second gold of the Games following their earlier victory in the tandem sprint

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