Women’s team pursuit final

Fastest qualifiers on Wednesday (4:14.915), the quartet subbed in Alexandra Manly – who celebrated her twenty-third birthday on Thursday – in place of Edmondson for their first-round clash with Italy. A malfunction in the Australian starting gate, followed by a false start by the Italians, failed to rattle the Australians as they soared into the final with a stunning win in 4mins 13.913secs.

in het Britse kamp hebben ze geen zilver gewonnen maar goud verloren
Edmondson returned for the final and the Australian quartet pounced on the British outfit from the gate, establishing a lead of half a second after one kilometre. In a tight tussle, the margin remained under one second for the entirety of the 16-lap race, with the Australians holding off a late fightback to win in a time of 4mins 14.333secs (averaging 56.619km/h), two-tenths of a second ahead of Great Britain (4:14.537).

Women team pursuit
 Australia 4:14.333,
Great Britain 4:14.537
New Zealand 4:16.479
4th Canada 4;20,321
5. Italy
6. Germany
7. USA
8. Belgium