Great Britain women’s team secures first place at World Track Championship

After ten years, the quartet got a gold medal

Last Saturday (05), at the Chris Hoy Velodrome, in Glasgow – Scotland, the Great Britain women’s team won the gold medal at the 2023 Track World Championship. beat New Zealand and acquired the rainbow jerseys.

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After a few years apart, the quartet composed of Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker, Josie Knight, Anna Morris and Megan Barker demonstrated a perfect combination that led them to an excellent performance. With four seconds of advantage, the team’s action recorded the best time in qualifying and in the first round of the competition.

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Thrilled with the victory, each member of the team dedicated the conquest to their life companions and team. In addition, they exalted the importance of each member of the quartet for the progress of the contemplated match.

“She is unbelievable. It’s really hard to sum up the year that she’s had, and how she feels about it, and how we feel about it. But just the fact that she’s here is crazy. I really don’t know how she does it, to be honest,” said Elinor Barker when commenting on Katie Archibald’s importance to the team, even after facing the passing of her partner Rab Wardell.

Josie Knight declared that she was very happy with the achievement and that it had been something she had wanted for a long time: “It really is the dream of winning a world title and winning a world title in front of your home crowd is even better. I’ve participated in many finals and came in second, the biggest one in Tokyo. So I’ve been wanting to win something big for a while now”.

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