Two more cycling golds for Team GB
August 03, 2012 19:15:07 UK
Team GB have successfully defended their Olympic pursuit title while Victoria Pendleton clinched gold in the keirin.
The pursuit team shattered the world record in the process, clocking a time of three minutes 51.659 seconds to trim nearly a whole second off their own record, which they had set in qualifying.
The quartet of Ed Clancy, Geraint Thomas, Steven Burke and Peter Kennaugh beat the Australian team into the silver medal position, while New Zealand picked up the bronze.
The atmosphere in the velodrome was electric and this seemed to boost the British riders, who impressed throughout to claim Team GB's second medal on the cycling track following success for the men's team sprint on Thursday.
Shortly afterwards, Victoria Pendleton won gold in the keirin, taking Team GB's tally of gold medals to eight following success for the women's double sculls earlier on Friday.
And the golds could keep coming, with the women's pursuit team of Dani King, Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell looking impressive in qualifying.
They set a new world record of three minutes 15.669 seconds to breeze through to the next rounds, which are scheduled for Saturday. They are 1.02 to take gold for Team GB, with the USA at 16.00 and Australia at 1213.00.
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