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Ankudinoff wins more gold for Australia

Ashlee Ankudinoff has added to Australia's gold medal haul at the track cycling world championships in Poland with victory in the women's individual pursuit.

Ankudinoff wins more gold for Australia

Ashlee Ankudinoff has added to Australia's gold medal haul at the track cycling world championships in Poland with victory in the women's individual pursuit.

Ashlee Ankudinoff has collected her second gold medal at the track cycling world championships in Poland with victory in the women's individual pursuit.

Australia won a medal in three of the four event to be decided on Saturday with Georgia Baker and Amy Cure taking silver in the women's madison and a bronze to Kaarle McCulloch in the women's time trial.


Ankudinoff beat Lisa Brennauer in the individual pursuit gold medal race in a time of 3min 25.971sec, to finish almost four seconds clear of her German rival.

The 28-year-old Sydneysider, who won on the opening night of action in the women's team pursuit, took Australia's gold-medal haul to five.

Brennauer's compatriot Lisa Klein won the bronze medal race against New Zealand's Kirstie James.

The Australian team of Baker and Cure, who were members of the gold-medal winning women's team pursuit quartet, were beaten by the Netherlands in the women's madison.

The Dutch duo of Kirsten Wild and Amy Pieters took gold with Denmark's Amalie Dideriksen and Julie Leth third.

McCulloch added a bronze medal in the 500m TT to the gold medal she won in the women's team sprint on Thursday.

Russia's Daria Shmeleva won in 33.012sec with Ukraine's Olena Starikova second in 33.307 and McCulloch third in 33.419.

In addition to their five gold, Australia have two silver and a bronze and sit second on the medal tally before the final day's action on Sunday, which will decide medals in the women's points race, men's madison, women's keirin and men's sprint.

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