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London 2012: GOLD FOR BRITAIN! Team Pursuit superstars beat Australians with world record time

18:39 03 August 2012

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Great Britain's Ed Clancy (left), Geraint Thomas (right), Steven Burke (second left) and Peter Kennaugh celebrate with their Gold medals in the Men's Team Pursuit Final. Photo credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.

Olympics rowing: Team GB beat Australia in men’s team pursuit

Ed Clancy, Geraint Thomas, Peter Kennaugh and Steve Burke won Great Britain’s seventh gold of the Olympic Games after drubbing Australia in the Team Pursuit 4,000m final.

They clocked three minutes 51.659 seconds to triumph by a supreme margin ahead of arch-rivals Australia.

Australia’s Jack Bobridge, Glenn O’Shea, Rohan Dennis and Michael Hepburn finished with silver in 3mins 54.581secs.

The British quartet, who won Track Cycling World Championships gold in Melbourne in April, now have successfully defended the title won by Clancy, Thomas, Bradley Wiggins and Paul Manning in Beijing.

New Zealand’s Sam Bewley, Marc Ryan, Jesse Sergent and Aaron Gate claimed bronze in 3:55.952, with Russia’s Evgeny Kovalev, Ivan Kovalev, Alexey Markov and Alexander Serov finishing fourth (3:58.282).

Clancy’s focus will now turn to the six-discipline omnium, which is set to begin tomorrow.

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