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Becky James wins bronze in women's sprint

Becky James (right) and Jess Varnish celebrating their bronze medal Credit: PA

Welsh cyclist Becky James has won Great Britain's first medal of the 2014 Track Cycling World Championships alongside Jess Varnish.

The pair claimed third in the women's team sprint to rescue a poor day for Britain, after the men's team pursuit and team sprint squads failed to advance to their respective medal ride-offs.

James won medals in all four of her events in Minsk in 2013, including two golds and bronze in the team sprint, and has started off in the same vein 12 months on.

Sam Harrison and Owain Doull finished a lowly eighth - Britain's worst result in at least 15 years - in the four-man, four-kilometre event.

They raced alongside Ed Clancy and Jon Dibben.

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More success for Becky James at Track Cycling World Cup

Becky James' strong form at the Track Cycling World Cup shows no sign of stopping. The 20-year-old from Abergavenny, who won the first gold in Glasgow in the team sprint on Friday night, cruised through the first round of the keirin this morning, and will compete for the medals again this afternoon.

Becky James (c) in keirin first round
Becky James had plenty in the tank to win the second heat in the keirin Credit: Tim Ireland / PA Wire / Press Association Images

Last night, James won a bronze medal in the individual sprint. She was beaten by fellow Briton Jess Varnish - her partner to win the team sprint on Friday - in the solo semi-final. The Welsh cyclist then proved too strong for Hong Kong's Lee Wai Sze in the bronze ride-off. Varnish won silver.

Becky James (r) and Jess Varnish
James (r) faced off against her British teammate in the individual sprint semi-final Credit: Tim Ireland / PA Wire / Press Association Images

Two Welsh golds at Track Cycling World Cup

Welsh cyclists have already won two gold medals at the Track Cycling World Cup in Glasgow.

20-year-old Becky James from Abergavenny and her partner Jess Varnish held off their Spanish counterparts to claim the women's team sprint.

Jess Varnish (l) and Becky James
James (r) and Varnish won the first gold of the competition Credit: Tim Ireland / PA Wire / Press Association Images

18-year-old Elinor Barker managed to repeat the feat in the women's team pursuit. She and teammates Laura Trott and Dani King overpowered the Australian trio to win by a second.

Laura Trott (r),  Danielle King (c) and Elinor Barker (l)
Elinor Barker (l) joined Olympic champions Trott (r) and King (c) to win gold in Glasgow Credit: Andrew Milligan / PA Wire / Press Association Images

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