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World Track Championships 2010

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Team Sprint - Australian Gold and new World Record

Race Writeup

Final

Anna Meares and Kaarle McCulloch (AUS) set a new World Record time to claim Gold in the Team Sprint. Meares set a blistering first lap followed by an even faster second lap from McCulloch.

The Chinese pair of Jinjie Gong and Junhong Lin claimed Silver ahead of the Lithuaians, who defeated the British pair of Jess Varnish and Vicky Pendleton.

Qualifying - Australia qualify fastest with new World record time

Anna Meares and Kaarle McCulloch qualified fastest for the final of the Team Sprint ahead of the Lithuanians Gintare Gaivenyte and Simona Krupeckaite. The Chinese pair of Jinjie Gong and Junhong Lin, despite setting the early pace, are left to fight for Bronze against the British pair of Victy Pendleton and Jes Varnish. The Dutch pair who won the World Cup series only managed a 7th fastest time. 

The final heat was delayed by two false starts, for the Australians and the Netherlands. The first due to a false start by Willy Kanis. Then, Meares spun her wheel out of the blocks and crashed. The riders had to recompose and it was the Australians who started fastest. Meares powered out of the start and set the fasted first lap. McCulloch followed this up with a blistering second lap to win in a time of 33.037 seconds,

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Post Race Comments

Anna Meares and Kaarle McCulloch (AUS) delivered what the world expected them to, a Gold medal and a new World Record time. "I am happy with that, my goodness," said Meares. "I have to give this to my team mate Kaarle tonight. It was a fantastic second lap. It brought us the Gold but also that World Record time," added Meares. McCulloch added, " Now that this is an Olympic event, we hope to go into London as the best team in the world. We are that now but there is a way to go. It feels pretty good. We knew we had to pull out a fast time to win. We are both really pleased. Times can always be beaten, I think we are going to have to ride much faster than that over the next couple of years to win again," said McCulloch

Jinjie Gong and Junhong Jin (CHN) have improved consistently all year. "We are so happy with this medal. We knew we could go fast but not quick enough to beat the Australians," said Gong 

Simona Krupeckaite and Gintare Gaivenyte (LTU) beat the British to secure a Bronze medal, "I am very happy. We have big progress from last year and I have a new team mate who has only been sprinting for 1.5 years. We will see a huge improvement as we head towards London," said Krupeckaite

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Results  

Final

Position Name Country Time Km/Hr
GOLD (WR) MCCULLOCH Kaarle AUS 32.923 54.673
MEARES Anna AUS
SILVER GONG Jinjie CHN 33.192 54.229
LIN Junhong CHN
BRONZE GAIVENYTE Gintare LTU 33.109 54.365
KRUPECKAITE Simona LTU
4 PENDLETON Victoria GBR 33.593 53.582
VARNISH Jessica GBR

 

Qualifying

Position Name Country Time Km/Hr
1 MCCULLOCH Kaarle AUS 33.037 54.484
1 MEARES Anna AUS
2 GAIVENYTE Gintare LTU 33.261 54.117
2 KRUPECKAITE Simona LTU
3 GONG Jinjie CHN 33.244 54.145
3 LIN Junhong CHN
4 PENDLETON Victoria GBR 33.383 53.919
4

VARNISH

Jessica GBR
5 CLAIR Sandie FRA 33.490 53.747
5 SANCHEZ Clara FRA
6 VOGEL Kristina GER 33.604 53.565
6 WELTE Miriam GER
7 HIJGENAAR Yvonne NED 33.672 53.456
7 KANIS Willy NED
8 BARANOVA Victoria RUS 34.269 52.525
8 STRELTSOVA Olga RUS
9 DABROWSKA Renata POL 35.058 51.343
9 DREJGIER Aleksandra POL
10 LEE Wai Sze HKG 35.252 51.060
10 MENG Zhao Juan HKG
11 KLAPANARA Eleni GRE 36.008 49.988
11 KOUTSONIKOLI Angeliki GRE
12 MANEEPHAN Jutatip THA 37.325 48.225
12 SRICHAUM Chanakan THA

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