TARA WHITTEN FIFTH IN INDIVIDUAL PURSUIT AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Whitten just misses qualifications in single-event individual
pursuit at Track Worlds
(Melbourne, AUS – April 8, 2012) Tara Whitten
of Edmonton, Alberta took the fifht place of the women’s
individual pursuit at the 2012 UCI Track World Championships
in Melbourne, Australia.
Whitten posted a time of 3:30.407 in the 3-kilometre
race, the fifth best time of the day.
The top-4 times advance to the medal races.
New Zealand’s Allison Shanks went on to win the
World title, easily taking the gold by just under two
seconds over Great Britain’s Wendy Houvenaghel
in the decisive race. Australia’s Ashlee Ankudinoff
defeated her teammate Amy Cure for the bronze medal.
The 2012 UCI World Championships, now over, were the
last qualifying events for the 2012 Olympic Games in
track cycling, as well as the last maor track cycling
event prior to the Olympic Games
Full results and live timing of the event can be found
or by visiting www.uci.ch.