Victoria Pendleton Wins World Championship Gold

Victoria Pendleton won a gold medal with sprint partner Shanaze Reade in the Women's 500 metre sprint. In qualifying they set a new world record and were only marginally slower in the final to beat the Chinese.

It was a glorious night for the British track cycling squad, with the Men's 4km pursuit team setting a new world record as they claimed gold. In a performance of near perfection they set a time of 3min 56.322sec to beat the old Australian record set in the Athens Olympics. It was the second Gold Medal for Bradley Wiggins, he had earlier successfully defended his individual pursuit title.

Rebecca Romero also won Gold in the women's individual pursuit title. Her result was even more exceptional given that she recently switched from rowing, in which she was also a world champion and Olympic silver medalist.

Rebbeca Romero wins gold

International Herald Tribune

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