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Status for reigning Olympic gold medalist Meares in doubt for Beijing Games

Updated: March 24, 2008, 8:47 AM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Anna Meares, the world record holder and gold medalist in the 500-meter time trial at the 2004 Olympics, will miss this week's world track cycling championships, placing her Beijing Games status in doubt.

Meares is still recovering from a serious race accident she suffered during a World Cup meet in Los Angeles on Jan. 20.

Cycling Australia announced Monday its final team for the world titles which begin Wednesday in Manchester, England. Meares was replaced ...

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