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Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games

Manchester, England, July 27 - August 3, 2002

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August 2 - Women's 3000m Individual Pursuit, National Cycling Centre

Ulmer breaks Games record to win IP

By Gerry McManus, Cyclingnews correspondent in Manchester
Sarah Ulmer
Photo: © Dave Clark
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It took a new Commonwealth Games record by Sarah Ulmer (NZL) for her to defeat Australia's Kate Bates and take gold in the Women's 3,000m pursuit in Manchester on Friday August 2nd.

Although Bates started the better of the two, Ulmer inched her way back to go slightly ahead and then stretch her lead, lap by lap, to win in the new record time of 3:32.467 to Bates's 3:34.193.

In the ride off for the bronze Alison Wright (Aus) started faster than Emma Davies (England) but Davies started to fight back. Unable to sustain her effort, Davies fell behind by just over a second at half distance and this ran to 1.2 seconds. Davies finally pulled all the stops out in a spirited finish pulling back half of the deficit. Time ran out for the 23-year-old English girl and she had to be content with fourth.


Photos by Gerry McManus

Photos supplied by D.J. Clark


Heat 1

1 Hsu Min Chung (Malaysia)                 4.04.08 (44.244 km/h)

Heat 2

1 Erin Carter (Canada)                     3.42.62 (48.513 km/h)
2 Lyne Bessette (Canada)                   3.47.12 (47.548 km/h)

Heat 3

1 Alison Wright (Australia)                3.35.60 (50.09 km/h)
2 Clara Hughes (Canada)                    3.41.67 (48.718 km/h)

Heat 4

1 Katherine Bates (Australia)              3.32.91 (50.724 km/h)
2 Emma Davies (England)                    3.40.26 (49.032 km/h)

Heat 5

1 Sarah Ulmer (New Zealand)                3.32.50 (50.821 km/h)
2 Sara Symington (England)                 3.44.34 (48.139 km/h)

Qualified riders

1 Sarah Ulmer (New Zealand)        
2 Katherine Bates (Australia)      
3 Alison Wright (Australia)        
4 Emma Davies (England)            
5 Clara Hughes (Canada)            
6 Erin Carter (Canada)             
7 Sara Symington (England)         
8 Lyne Bessette (Canada)     


Heat 1

1 Emma Davies (England)                       3.39.282 (49.251 km/h)
2 Clara Hughes (Canada)                       3.40.398

Heat 2

1 Alison Wright (Australia)                   3.37.185 (49.726 km/h)
2 Erin Carter (Canada)                        3.44.504

Heat 3

1 Katherine Bates (Australia)                 3.35.305 (50.158 km/h)
2 Sara Symington (England)                    3.38.128

Heat 4

1 Sarah Ulmer (New Zealand)                   3.34.884 (50.259 km/h)
2 Lyne Bessette (Canada)                      3.49.511


For Gold and Silver

1 Sarah Ulmer (New Zealand)                   3.32.467 (50.828 km/h)
2 Katherine Bates (Australia)                 3.34.193

For the Bronze

3 Alison Wright (Australia)                   3.40.409 (48.999 km/h)
4 Emma Davies (England)                       3.41.019