China places 4th in women's team sprint at cycling worlds

Source: Xinhua| 2017-04-12 22:48:21|Editor: Mengjiao Liu
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HONG KONG, April 12 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Guo Shuang and Lin Junhong finished fourth in the women's team sprint at the 2017 World Track Cycling Championships here on Wednesday.

The Chinese duo clocked 33.309 seconds in the third-place race, beaten by Welte Miriam and Vogel Kristina of Germany in 32.609.

Shmeleva Daria and Voinova Anastasiia of Russia surged to an impressive winning time of 32.520 seconds for the gold, beating Mcculloch Kaarle and Morton Stephanie of Australia in 32.649 in the final.

New Zealand won the men's team sprint gold medal, the Netherlands got the silver, and France grabbed the bronze.

Earlier, Barbieri Rachele of Italy snatched the gold of the women's 10km stratch, beating British Barker Elinor to the second place, while the bronze went to D'hoore Jolien of Belgium. Chinese Huang Li placed 7th.

The Championships featured a total of 370 athletes from 42 countries and regions in 20 events, with women's madison making its debut to bring parity to the program for men and women.