Top Nation prize for Cycling NZ at UCI Track World Championships in Hong Kong with 7 medals
The Vantage New Zealand team won gold and silver medals on the second day of their opening UCI Track World Cup campaign in Hong Kong.
The women’s development combination, grabbed the gold medal in the team pursuit final after a brilliant burst gave them the lead for the first time three laps from the finish, while the men’s combination earned silver after they were caught just two laps from the finish by Germany after leading throughout.
While the men’s combination earned silver after they were caught just two laps from the finish by Germany after leading throughout.
A stunning performance from debutant Callum Saunders has seen New Zealand claim a trio of medals on the penultimate day of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Hong Kong.
The Kiwis came away with two golds and a silver early on Sunday morning (NZ time), highlighted by Blenheim rider Saunders, in his first World Cup, out-gunning both world champion Matthijs Buchli and Olympic champ Jason Kenny to win the keirin final.
New Zealand’s other gold-medal-winning performance came from Campbell Stewart, with the omnium world champion showing his class by winning the elimination race and controlling the final points race.
He secured the overall honours on 142 points with Kluge on 133 and Switzerland’s Thery Schir third on 125.
The other New Zealand medal went to Nicole Shields and Jesse Hodges, who finished second behind Denmark in the Madison.
The pairing of omnium world champion Campbell Stewart and Tom Sexton won the silver medal in the men’s madison behind world champions Germany, while Corbin Strong won the bronze in the scratch race, while Corbin Strong won the bronze in the scratch race.
It brought the tally for the Vantage New Zealand team to seven with two fourth placings, which proved an excellent return, earning the award as leading nation at the competition.
silver at Trampoline World Championships
22-Year-old Bronwyn Dibb claimed the silver medal yesterday at the 2019 Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships, missing out on gold by just 0.2 points in the Women’s Double-Mini Trampoline final.
“We could have attempted a tougher final pass but realistically we didn’t need to. We knew we were in a good spot for a medal and just needed to make sure we delivered and Bronwyn sure did that. I’m absolutely delighted for her after all she has been through – I can’t think of anyone who deserves it more.” Humphreys smiles.
“I’m just so stoked really – words don’t really do how I am feeling inside. Just amazing, absolutely amazing.” Dibb finishes.