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Melbourne, Australia, May 26-30, 2004
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Tales from the track
News and gossip from day 2 of the Melbourne World Track Championships
Sarah Ulmer is swarmed
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By Karen Forman in Melbourne
- Ulmer breaks world record
- In the final qualifying heat of the women's 3km individual pursuit, New
Zealand's Sara Ulmer has broken the world record with a time of 3.30.604,
two-tenths of a second inside the record that was set by Holland's Leontien
Zijlaard - Van Moorsel in a semi-final at the Sydney Olympics.
- Wolff returns to Germany after
training accident - German sprinter Rene Wolff will make an unscheduled
trip back to Germany this morning to get urgent treatment for a knee injury
sustained in a freak accident at Melbourne's Vodafone Arena this morning.
- Secret women's business challenges
Van Moorsel - It's not the kind of thing that people (especially males)
talk out loud about - but female athletes of all disciplines certainly know
that having - or not having - a menstrual period when it's time for an important
event can make or break you.
- Australia misses out on
hoped-for second kilo berth - Australia's hopes to forge a second berth
for the men's kilo at the Athens Olympics - and Ben Kersten's Olympic dream
- were shattered in Melbourne tonight when neither Kersten nor Shane Kelly
finished in the top four of the world championship event.
- Alzamora wants to repeat
Aussie madison gold - Spaniard Miquel Alzamora has travelled a long way
to Australia hoping to achieve his lifelong dream of Olympics qualification.
But that's not the only reason he came to the World Track Championships in
Melbourne this week.
- Mendez wants to take gold for
Mexico - At 30 she is one of the more senior female cyclists at Melbourne's
Vodafone Arena for the 2004 World Track Championships, but Mexican Belem Guerrero
Mendez isn't letting extra years give her extra stress as she prepares for
the women's points race on Saturday.