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29th Olympic Games - JO

Beijing, China, August 9-23, 2008

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Event 11 - August 16: Women's Individual Pursuit Qualifying Round

British fastest in qualifying

By Rob Jones in Beijing

Great Britain is assured of a gold and silver in the final for this event on Sunday, after Rebecca Romero and Wendy Houvenaghel set the two fastest times in the second round. Alison Shanks (New Zealand) and Lesya Kalitovska (Ukraine) will ride for the bronze. American Sarah Hammer, a former world champion, fell to Shanks and won't have the chance to contend for a medal.


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Heat 1
1 Alison Shanks (New Zealand)          3.32.478
2 Sarah Hammer (USA)                   3.34.237
Heat 2
1 Lesya Kalitovska (Ukraine)           3.31.785
2 Vilija Sereikaite (Lithuania)        3.36.808
Heat 3
1 Rebecca Romero (Great Britain)       3.27.703
2 Katie Mactier (Australia)            3.37.296 (caught)
Heat 4
1 Wendy Houvenaghel (Great Britain)    3.27.829
DNF Lada Kozlikova (Czech Republic)            

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