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Medal-winning rower Romero strikes gold in cycling

Updated: March 28, 2008, 6:44 AM ET
Associated Press

MANCHESTER, England -- Rebecca Romero took a leap into the unknown when she decided two years ago to abandon her medal-strewn rowing career to take up cycling.

A year later, the British rider had a world championship silver medal. On Thursday, she struck gold.

Romero beat defending champion Sarah Hammer of the United States in the 3-kilometer individual pursuit on the track at Britain's national cycling center in Manchester, where she first started riding.

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