Paralympics 2012: NI cyclist James Brown takes bronze medal

James Brown (left) and his tandem partner Damien Shaw

James Brown made it six Paralympic Games medals for Northern Ireland athletes by taking bronze in cycling's tandem road time trial on Wednesday.

Brown and his sighted pilot Damien Shaw clocked 31:13.00 to secure the medal at Brands Hatch.

The partially-sighted 47-year-old from Portaferry had just missed out on a medal last week when he finished fourth for Ireland in the 4k pursuit event.

He was also ninth in the Men's Individual 1km Time Trial on Saturday.

Wednesday's road time trial event was won by Spain's Christian Venge and David Llaurado Caldero in 30:48.25.

Italy's Ivano Pizzi and Lucca Pizzi took silver.

Brown won two athletics golds for Great Britain in the 800m and 1500m at the 1984 Paralympic Games in New York.

He has competed in five winter and summer Paralympics across a range of sports.

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