Sat 18th Feb:
Great Britain set second set world record in women's pursuit
The 'Olympic factor’ kicked in five months early at the London Velodrome on Friday night when Great Britain’s women broke two world records in the space of 30 minutes on a remarkable day in which four world records fell – all to women
In a thrilling women’s team sprint final Great Britain came from behind to beat world champions Australia and set a new world record in the process, clocking a time of 32.754.
The Australian duo of Anna Meares and Kaarle McCulloch had set a new world record of 32.828 earlier in the day at the London Olympic velodrome and went into the final as favourites. They led the race throughout until Britain’s Victoria Pendleton stormed back with a final lap time of 13.962 to secure the gold medal.
"It is unbelievable when the crowd roars. I was shaking on my bike," said Pendleton.
"I didn't think we were going to go faster in the final but we did. We're a fairly new team. We tried something different in the final and it worked out."
Well done Victoria and the GB team, we're all so proud of you.