The Trinidadian cyclist Nicholas Paul, 24 years old, who carried his country’s flag at the opening of these XIX Pan American Games Santiago 2023, already has three continental records in cycling and continues to be one of the figures that gives prestige to this sport at the Velodrome from Peñalolén.

On the morning of this October 25, during the qualification round of the round of 16 in men’s individual speed, the Antillean cyclist, holder of the World Record in the specialty, broke his own record from the Pan American Games, achieved in Lima 2019 ( 9,808), with a time of 9,574 seconds, reaching approximately 75 kilometers per hour.

In the preliminaries, Paul managed to leave behind the Canadian Nicholas Wammes (9.689) and the Surinamese runner Tjon en Fa Jair (9.703) in the time trial. While in the round of 16 the cyclist beat the Mexican Juan Carlos Ruiz Terán (10.108).

The cyclist had already proven his ability to break records, since previously in his first Pan American Games, in Lima 2019, he obtained the Sprint record with 9.808 seconds (9.977 in Guadalajara 2011).

Later he achieved the aforementioned world record with 9.100 at the Pan American Track Cycling Championships in Cochabamba, Bolivia in 2019. Not long ago, the Trinidadian won the silver medal at the World Cycling Championships in Glasgow 2023.

In relation to his good season and this record, Paul expressed that he did not expect to surpass this record, but that he did train very hard to be able to compete with the best possible skills.

«The level of competition has been very good due to the presence of Colombian, American and Canadian competitors, but above all because of the incredible audience. Coming to Chile and breaking the record is definitely a pleasure.

“I like Chile, it has been a good experience, I am enjoying one day at a time, my family is here to support me, which means the world to me. “They are very happy to see me, even more so in person,” he expressed excitedly.

Source: Panam Sports