Australia's Wiasak wins cycling world pursuit title

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London (AFP)

Australia’s Rebecca Wiasak successfully defended her individual pursuit title in emphatic fashion at the world track championships on Wednesday.

Against Poland’s Malgorzata Wojtyra, the 31-year-old Wiasak almost caught her rival over the closing lap before coasting to a victory even more comfortable than her dominant qualifying performance.

Canada’s Annie Foreman-Mackey was the winner of the bronze medal, edging out American Ruth Winder by over three seconds.