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2001 WTC


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World Track Championships - CM

Copenhagen, Denmark, September 25 - 29, 2002

Event program and results    Men's IP    Women's IP

Women's 3000m Individual Pursuit

Van Moorsel wins second 3000m World Title

Photo©: Mike Gladu
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The reigning Olympic queen and defending World Champion Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel was successful in her title defence on Friday evening in the Siemens Arena, beating Russia's Olga Slioussareva by nearly two seconds in a close, but comfortable final. Van Moorsel was 2.5 seconds slower than her qualifying time to clock 3'34.330, but it was more than enough to beat Slioussareva's 3'36.188. Van Moorsel was ahead by the first kilometre, and continued to increase her lead over final 2000m.

"If I don't get nervous and feel nothing then something is wrong but tonight I was scared to go too hard in the early part because I had diarrhoea," Zijlaard explained. But it would take more than an upset stomach to stop her from winning after a career which has seen her fight back from debilitating anorexia in the mid nineties.

The battle for the bronze went to Australia's Kate Bates, who also qualified in third place. Bates beat Britain's Emma Davies with a time of 3'36.289 compared to Davies' 3'42.335.

"Six months ago, in fact the day before I rode in the pursuit at the Commonwealth Games I was hoping for a personal best but not a placing," said Bates who took silver there behind New Zealand's Sarah Ulmer but went on to win gold in the points race. "But when I got here I really wanted a medal and now I'm only two tenths of a second off the silver medallist (33 year old Olga Slioussareva of Russia) and I'm only 20."

"Anybody I come up against is just competition and I think I can get into a final against her [Zijlaard-Van Moorsel] at the Athens Olympics," said Bates who at 20 years old has a lot of improving ahead of her whilst she believes her rivals are already at their best."


Images by Mike Gladu/www.velodrome.com

Images by AFP


Qualifying (8 best qualify)

1 Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel (Ned)       3.31.944 (50.96 km/h)
2 Olga Slioussareva (Rus)                   3.35.683
3 Katherine Bates (Aus)                     3.35.969
4 Emma Davies (GBr)                         3.38.148
5 Maria Luisa Calle (Col)                   3.38.728
6 Elena Tchalykh (Rus)                      3.38.853
7 Erin Mirabella (USA)                      3.40.667 
8 Sara Symington (GBr)                      3.41.256
9 Cathy Moncassin (Fra)                     3.41.672
10 Anouska Van der Zee (Ned)                3.41.783
11 Vera Koedooder (Ned)                     3.43.524
12 Christina Becker (All)                   3.43.990
13 Lada Kozlikova (Cze)                     3.44.930
14 Gema Pascual (Spa)                       3.46.084
15 Pernille Jakobsen (Den)                  3.49.952
16 Rasa Mazeikyte (Ltu)                     3.50.817
17 Vera Carrara (Ita)                       3.51.697
18 Evelyn Garcia (Sal)                      3.56.928

Round 1 (fastest four to finals)
Heat 1
1 Emma Davies (GBr)                                 3.38.530
2 Maria Luisa Calle Williams (Col)                  3.42.045
Heat 2
1 Katherine Bates (Aus)                             3.35.857
2 Elena Tchalykh (Rus)                              3.38.588
Heat 3

1 Olga Slioussareva (Rus)                           3.35.669    
2 Erin Mirabella                                    3.44.000
Heat 4 

1 Leontien Zijlaard-Van Moorsel (Ned)               3.32.365
2 Sara Symington (GBr)                               Caught


For Bronze
1 Katherine Bates (Aus)                             3.36.289 (49.933 km/h)
2 Emma Davies (GBr)                                 3.42.335
For Gold and Silver
1 Leontien Zijlaard - Van Moorsel (Ned)             3.34.330 (50.389 km/h)
2 Olga Slioussareva (Rus)                           3.36.188