Germany Sets New World Record in Women’s Cycling Team Pursuit

Germany set a new world record after winning gold in the Olympic final of the women’s team pursuit in track cycling at the Izu Velodrome on Aug. 3.

The German team of Franziska Brausse, Lisa Brennauer, Lisa Klein, and Mieke Kroege finished the race with a record time of four minutes and 4.242 seconds, beating the previous record of four minutes and 6.166 seconds that they set in the heats.

Two-time Olympic champion Great Britain — Katie Archibald, Laura Kenny, Josie Knight and Elinor Barker — won silver with a time of four minutes and 10.607 seconds.

In the race for the bronze medal, the American team of Megan Jastrab, Jennifer Valente, Chloe Dygert, and Emma White won against Canada with a time of four minutes and 8.040 seconds.

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