Medal-winning rower Romero strikes gold in cycling
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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