Britain's Romero wins women's pursuit

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The Independent Online

Rebecca Romero became the first British woman to win medals in two different summer Olympic sports when she beat her team mate to win gold in the women's 3-km individual pursuit cycling on Sunday.

Wendy Houvenaghel took silver to make it a one-two victory for Britain. Lesya Kalitovska of Ukraine took the bronze after beating Alison Shanks of New Zealand.

After crossing the finish line Romero rode up to the stands, took a Union Jack and rode a victory lap then collapsed in tears and exchanged hugs with people in the stands.

A rowing silver medallist in Athens in the quadruple sculls, Romero switched sports and made her track cycling debut only two years ago. She won two world championship titles in March.