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Great Britain end track World Championships with 5 medals

Kierin final, 2016 UCI Worlds Track Championships
Josh Cunningham
18 Apr 2017

Two golds, two silvers, and a bronze for Great Britain at World Championships in Hong Kong

Great Britain came away from the track World Championships in Hong Kong with five medals, following Elinor Barker's final day triumph in which she won gold in a thrilling points race finale. 

It was Great Britain's second gold medal of the games after Katie Archibald won the omnium event earlier in the week, and Barker's third medal of the competition after she won silver in both the scratch race, and the madison, in which she was partnered with Emily Nelson. 

The final medal, and the only one from men's competition, in the British haul was owed to Christopher Latham, after he took bronze in the scratch race.

Gold medal winners Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker were two of only four riders from the Rio 2016 squad, where Great Britain won six of ten Olympic titles, to feature in the Hong Kong lineup.

With riders like Bradley Wiggins and Joanna Rowsell-Shand retiring, and other more senior riders taking a break or dedicating themselves to road commitments, the Hong Kong World Championship squad was formed with a number of younger, major competition debutants. With that in mind, the Great Britian medal tally is still encouraging. 

Australia topped the final medal tally, with three golds and eleven medals in total.  

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