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Paralympic Games: Carol Eduard Novak wins new medal

Romanian cyclist Carol Eduard Novak won Wednesday the silver medal in the individual road speed event at the Paralympic Games in London, the competition’s official website informs. Several days ago Eduard won Romania’s first gold medal at the Paralympic Games.
Eduard finished the 24-km race against the clock with a time of 33 minutes and 6.93 seconds. Czech Republic’s Jiri Jezek won gold and fellow national Jiri Bouska won bronze. Fourteen cyclists took part in the race.
Twelve years ago Eduard lost his foot in a car accident. It was basically the end of his speed skating career, a sport he had been practicing for approximately 15 years.  “Romania is like Sparta, if you’re not whole you are tossed off a cliff,” Eduard stated for Gsp immediately after winning bronze at the Beijing Paralympic Games in 2008. Eduard Novak received EUR 16,000 from the Romanian state for winning bronze at the Beijing Paralympic Games.

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