Updated: 05/08/2012 07:39 | By pa.press.net

Pursuit women smash WR in gold rush



Dani King, Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell smashed the world record on their way to gold

Dani King, Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell smashed the world record on their way to gold

Great Britain's women claimed a stunning team pursuit gold in a blistering world record at the London 2012 Olympic Velodrome.

Britain have now won four of the five gold medals on offer after three days of track cycling, with five events to come, after Joanna Rowsell, Dani King and Laura Trott clocked three minutes 14.051 seconds to triumph with a sixth consecutive world record in the three-woman, three-kilometre event.

Sarah Hammer, Dotsie Bausch and Jennie Reed of the United States, who finished in 3mins 19.727secs, were in Britain's sights in the final kilometre in a scintillating display from the hosts.

Canada's Tara Whitten, Gillian Carleton and Jasmin Glaesser took bronze in 3:17.915 ahead of Annette Edmondson, Melissa Hoskins and Josephine Tomic of Australia (3:18.096).

Trott told BBC1: "It's mad, I actually can't believe it. I feel dead emotional right now. It was my dream - it's been my dream since I was eight and we've just gone and done it."

King paid tribute to her team-mates, saying: "We're like sisters and I couldn't have done it without them. They were absolutely incredible. I can't believe we've done it. It's absolutely amazing."

Rowsell felt the roars of the fans provided extra motivation. "I could tell we were winning by the noise of the crowd," she said. "They were just shouting so loud, that just really spurred us on in that last kilometre."

In the men's sprint, Britain's Jason Kenny advanced to Sunday's quarter-finals in straightforward fashion.

Kenny, who won silver in China aged 20, received a first-round bye after setting an Olympic record of 9.713 seconds in qualifying fastest, giving him a favourable draw for the one-versus-one match sprints.

He beat South Africa's Bernard Esterhuizen in the second round to advance and was set to meet Awang Azizulhasni of Malaysia in the best-of-three last eight.

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04/08/2012 19:03
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Congrats to the British Olympic cyclists-fantastic display of hard work and dedication-youv'e given the kid's of to-day inspiration and shown them what can be achieved and what you dare to dream can become reality-youv'e made this old cyclist very proud .
04/08/2012 19:37
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Third in the medal table! How good is that?! In these depressing times of austerity, it's been great to have something that makes me proud to be British. The eyes of the world are watching and Team GB have done and continue to do us proud.
04/08/2012 21:41
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David Wright, is an ignorant person and a piece off **** for making that comment.  He has probably not achieved anything as important as this in his life and has no respect. shame on u ! 
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David Wright..........your an idiot.....fact.   Well done girls.
04/08/2012 21:39
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david wright.......you are a very sick individual.
04/08/2012 19:47
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awsome girls realy happy reading  this
04/08/2012 22:04
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Well done girls, the cyclists have been exceptional.  Well done to all the British athletes.  It is absolutely fantastic to watch what Locog have done - it really is amazing.  I bet there are some people who are throwing up right now feeling pretty sick and kicking themselves for not giving us the world cup after seeing what London have done with the Olympics and it is just the beginning in the stadium.
04/08/2012 21:24
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David Wright...........Do us all a favour,,,such a sad person
04/08/2012 19:35
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bring it on girls not to forget the lads nice to see team GT at last getting amongst the medals well done everybody hope to see a lot more gold
04/08/2012 19:34
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I Hate Sport !....but congratulations we are proud of you all ... 
04/08/2012 21:19
04/08/2012 20:56
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well done ladies you have made us all very proud thankyou keep up the good work
04/08/2012 20:19
04/08/2012 21:05
05/08/2012 00:23
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So that's six races..six world records.Just where do therse women train? In the outside lane of a motorway? My car doesn't move that fast. .. . .or look that good!!
04/08/2012 20:07
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well done ,so proud to be british ,GOLD,GOLD,GOLD,made u,s proud
04/08/2012 21:04
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Pursuit women smash WR in gold rushGreat Britain's women claimed a stunning team pursuit gold in a blistering world record at the London 2012 Olympic Velodrome.pa.press.net2012-08-05T07:39:362012-08-05T07:39:36Dani King, Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell smashed the world record on their way to goldGreat Britain's women claimed a stunning team pursuit gold in a blistering world record at the London 2012 Olympic Velodrome.Britain have now won four of the five gold medals on offer after three days of track cycling, with five events to come, after Joanna Rowsell, Dani King and Laura Trott clocked three minutes 14.051 seconds to triumph with a sixth consecutive world record in the three-woman, three-kilometre event.Sarah Hammer, Dotsie Bausch and Jennie Reed of the United States, who finished in 3mins 19.727secs, were in Britain's sights in the final kilometre in a scintillating display from the hosts.Canada's Tara Whitten, Gillian Carleton and Jasmin Glaesser took bronze in 3:17.915 ahead of Annette Edmondson, Melissa Hoskins and Josephine Tomic of Australia (3:18.096).Trott told BBC1: "It's mad, I actually can't believe it. I feel dead emotional right now. It was my dream - it's been my dream since I was eight and we've just gone and done it."King paid tribute to her team-mates, saying: "We're like sisters and I couldn't have done it without them. They were absolutely incredible. I can't believe we've done it. It's absolutely amazing."Rowsell felt the roars of the fans provided extra motivation. "I could tell we were winning by the noise of the crowd," she said. 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