Friday, October 8, 2010
Gold at last!
Gold medal! What a fantastic ride from Alison Shanks to win the 3000m Women's Individual pursuit at Delhi.
We're on the board in the gold medal stakes, and there could be more to come when the men's sprinters take on Australia for the gold medal in a few minutes.
But Alison Shanks, World Champion in this event in 2009 is the woman of the moment; our first Golden Girl for 2010. It's a crying shame that there will be no individual pursuits at the London Olympics in 2012.
UPDATE: The sprinters were not quite good enough, but it was still a creditable performance for the silver medal. Sam Webster took a nasty tumble, but will hopefully recover in time to get his second medal of the games.