Great Britain’s Victoria Pendleton took silver in the 500m TT in Melbourne on Thursday, bagging the first female medal for England.
Vicky crossed the line with an impressive time of 34.662 placing her inbetween Australian rivals, sisters Anna and Kerrie Meares. When we last caught up with Vicky, we asked her who offered the biggest threat on the track;
“Anna Meares and Kerrie Meares, the Australians, they’re very good, they’re tactically good, so they’re the main two.”
But Vicky got the better of defending champion Kerrie, just missing out on the Gold to Anna.
This was a great achievement for the 25-year-old World Sprint Champion who achieved fifth in the same event last time round when the Games were held in Manchester. We look forward to watching Vicky in the Women’s Sprint. Look out for more reports in the coming week.
1. Anna Meares (Australia) 34.326
2. Victoria Pendleton (England) 34.662
3. Kerrie Meares (Australia) 35.210
4. Fiona Carswell (New Zealand) 35.635
5. Elisabeth Williams (New Zealand) 36.104