Elinor Barker claims her first Commonwealth medal in Glasgow

Elinor Barker claims her first Commonwealth medal in Glasgow


Elinor Barker won her first Commonwelath medal at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, sprinting to bronze in the Women's Scratch race.

Competing in the finals, alongside Wales' Amy Roberts and Katie Curtis, Elinor put in a stirling effort to stay at the forefront of the race. In the final sprint for the line, she was boxed in by England's Laura Trott, but managed to get through a seemingly non-existent gap to cross the lne in the bronze position. Austrailia's Amy Cure and Annette Edmonson who took silver and gold resectively.

In the Men's Sprint B Tandem, Matt Ellis and pilot Ieaun Williams qualified in 3rd place with a time of 10.409, to go through to the semi finals. They faced the Scottish pairing of Nail Fachie and Craig Maclean, where the lost 2-0 in the semi final races, resulting in a bronze medal final against Australia's Paul Kennedy and Thomas Clarke. In the evening session, they lost again 2-0 to Australia, missing out on a second bronze medal of the Commonwealth Games. 

Jon Mould, Sam Harrison and Owain Doull qualified for the Men's Points Race in the morning session, progressing to the finals later in the evening. Afetr a hard fought race by Doull, he crossed the line in 4th again missing out on a podium position, following his 4th in the Individual Pursuit on Friday. Mould and Harrison both withdrew from the race.

Sunday will see Rhiannon Henry and Rachel James compete in the Women's 1000m Time Trial B Tandem, whilst Sam Harrison, Owain Doull and Jon Mould will return for the Men's Scratch Race and Elinor Barker, Amy Roberts and Hayley Jones will race the Women's Points event. Lewis Oliva also returns to the velodrome for the Men's Keirin event.

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