Britain defeats U.S. to gold, Ligtlee wins for Netherlands

Britain produced a devastating display of power to crush the U.S. and take gold in the women's track cycling team pursuit final on Saturday, setting yet another world record.

The quartet of Laura Trott, Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker and Joanna Rowsell-Shand dominated to win in 4:10.236.   -  Reuters

Laurine van Reissen and Elis Ligtlee of the Netherlands ride.   -  Getty Images

Britain produced a devastating display of power to crush the U.S. and take gold in the women's track cycling team pursuit final on Saturday, setting yet another world record.

The quartet of Laura Trott, Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker and Joanna Rowsell-Shand dominated to win in 4:10.236 - nearly two seconds quicker than the world record they set in the heats.

Dutch rider Elis Ligtlee won gold in the track cycling women's keirin on Saturday, edging out Britain's Rebecca James. Australian Anna Meares took the bronze while world champion Kristina Voegel was out of the medals.

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