Eduard Novak defeated the American Jeffrey Martin in the race for 3rd place, recording the time of 4: 41.318. Jeffrey’s registered time was 4: 48.984, according to the International Cycling Union (ICU).
The results are not as expected probably due to a trivial injury that influenced my breath. But even if you do everything right, some things cannot be controlled. I am still happy for the bronze medal, thus bringing important qualification points for Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Worldwide Champion in counter time trial race and cross-country race;
The first competition was held on Friday, August 30, and Eduard impressed with an excellent time: 36:22:51. The Romanian athlete thus secured the gold medal in the “25.9 KM Time Trial” category C4. Novak was followed by Jiri Jezek with 5.59 seconds (Czech Republic) and by 9.90 seconds of Diego German Duenas Gomez (Colombia).
The second competition, Eduard’s strenght – “Road Race 80 KM”, was won with a dramatic time of 2:00:08 after a race with the same Czech Jiri Jezek and the Spaniard Alcaide Roberto Garcia.
After an escape in the third round with the Czech athlete, I managed to win the sprint. I would have never thought I could win the second gold medal at the World Championships Paraciclism, especially this year. I thank all those who have stood by us.
Interview in Romanian from return to the country: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yMtvFZO4nA
Eduard Novak became on Saturday, September the 1st, 2012, the Paralympic Champion in 4km sample tracking on velodrome at 2012 London Paralympics, after an outstanding development. In qualifications, Eduard Novak reached another great performance after he broke the world record, being recorded with a time of 4:40:31. The previous record of 4.40.889 had been held since 2009 by the Czech Jiri Jezek, a former teammate of Eduard Novak in Tuşnad Cycling Team.
I dedicate my victory to my wife and children! She stood by me from the first moment we met, believed in my dream despite the fact that at the beginning many of those around me advised me not to continue. She supported me and saw that this makes me happy.
After the gold medal and the world record, Eduard won on Wednesday, September the 5th, 2012, a second medal, this time silver in individual road time trial sample of the Paralympic Games, London 2012. Eduard was recorded with the time of 33: 06.93, while the gold medal winner, the Czech Jiri Jezek, obtained a time of 32: 59.92. Third place was won by another Czech rider, Jiri Bouška, recorded in 33: 34.92.
The Track World Championships for people with disabilities took place between 09/02/2012 – 02/12/2012 in Home Depot Center, a velodrome in Carson – Los Angeles. Eduard Novak managed to win the 3rd title of World Champion in his career.
Eduard was the best athlete in C4 Individual Pursuit. Below you can find his official results.
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During the intense preparation for the London Paralympics, in 2011 I became World Champion in the Time Trial event and Road Cycling runner up at the World Championship in Denmark, cherishing every point that took me closer to the possibility of winning a new Olympic medal.
Aware that every competition is important, on the way for the next Paralympics in 2011 I participated at the World Championship in Italy where I managed to climb the podium winning the bronze medal.
At Beijing in 2008, I decided to get on the podium, so I won the silver medal in cycling with a time of 34 minutes, 4 seconds and 60 hundredths, becoming Vice World Champion at the Paralympic Games.
In 2005 with desire to pedal towards an Olympic medal in mind, I attended the European Championship in the Netherlands. The European Champion Title was an important step on the road to the Paralympics in Beijing.
The adventure of achieving the Olympic dream begins in 2004 in Athens. The first Paralympics in which I participated, having the internet as my coach helped me to win only the fourth place. That was the starting point for future international competitions and helped me to pedal harder to prepare for the medals to come.