RIO DE JANEIRO (NEWS 1130) – Canada has won a bronze medal in the women’s track cycling team pursuit event at the Rio Olympics.
Montreal’s Kirsti Lay, Calgary’s Allison Beveridge, Georgia Simmerling of West Vancouver, BC, and Jasmin Glaesser of Vancouver defeated New Zealand to take third place.
Earlier in the day, Britain defeated Canada in world-record time (4:12.152) to advance to the final against the United States.
This brings our medal count to 11 in Rio — two gold, two silver and seven bronze, with Canadian women accounting for all of them.
Canada has a two more chances to add to its Rio Olympic medal count in the pool tonight.