Pursuit battle heats up as US, Britain trade records
14 August, 2016, 00:15 | Author: Lula Armstrong
Britain have now broken world records in both their rides at the 2016 Olympics, having also set a new best in qualifying on Thursday, and it looks nearly certain they will have to break it again to beat the Americans to gold.
Great Britain's Katie Archibald during the Women's Team Pursuit Qualifying at the Rio Olympic Velodrome on the sixth day of the Rio Olympics Games, Brazil. The pair won gold in the event at London 2012 on "Super Saturday", alongside Dani King.
The battle on the boards between Britain and the United States for Olympic women's team pursuit gold sizzled on Saturday as the two favourites traded world records in quick succession.
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