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Britain's Romero wins women's cycling pursuit

BEIJING -- World champion Rebecca Romero has won the gold
medal in women's cycling's individual pursuit, beating Wendy
Houvenag
hel in an all-British final.

Romero, who won a rowing silver medal at the Athens Games and is
the first British woman to win Olympic medals in two sports,
finished the 3,000 meters on Sunday in 3:28.321, about two seconds
better than her countrywoman.

Lesya Kalitovska of Ukraine beat New Zealand's Alison Shanks in
the bronze medal race, finishing in 3:31.413.

Britain now has eight track cycling medals in Beijing and is
favored in four of the five remaining velodrome events.