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Rowsell gets England gold at Commonwealth Games

Joanna Rowsell gets England gold in track cycling at Commonwealth Games

Australia's Alex Edmondson rides,  during the Men's 4000m Individual pursuit qualifying round at the Velodrome in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday July 25, 2...
India's Abhinav Bindra celebrates victory in the final of the Men's 10m Air Rifle final during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Barry Buddon...
England's Joanna Rowsell celebrates winning the women's 3000m Individual pursuit at the Velodrome in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, July 25, 2014. (AP Pho...
England's Joanna Rowsell, center, celebrates with her gold medal, Australia's Annette Edmonson, left, with her silver and Australia's Amy Cure, right,...

Britain Commonwealth Games

Australia's Alex Edmondson rides, during the Men's 4000m Individual pursuit qualifying round at the Velodrome in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday July 25, 2...

Britain Commonwealth Games

India's Abhinav Bindra celebrates victory in the final of the Men's 10m Air Rifle final during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Barry Buddon...

Britain Commonwealth Games

England's Joanna Rowsell celebrates winning the women's 3000m Individual pursuit at the Velodrome in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, July 25, 2014. (AP Pho...

Britain Commonwealth Games

England's Joanna Rowsell, center, celebrates with her gold medal, Australia's Annette Edmonson, left, with her silver and Australia's Amy Cure, right,...

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- Track cyclist Joanna Rowsell helped England break New Zealand and Australian domination of the individual pursuit at the Commonwealth Games on Friday.

While Scottish comedian Billy Connolly watched with Chris Hoy -- in the velodrome named after the retired Scottish Olympian --Rowsell finished a second ahead of Australian Annette Edmondson.

New Zealand had won the event four times and Australia twice.

In an all-Australian final in the men's individual pursuit, Jack Bobridge won his second gold medal in two days when he beat Alex Edmondson, Annette's younger brother, in the individual pursuit.

Bobridge, who returned to the track after a year with a Dutch road racing team, won gold in the team pursuit Thursday. He plans to remain on the track to compete at the 2016 Olympics.


Updated : 2020-12-03 07:02 GMT+08:00