Cyclist Wojtyra takes silver at World Championships
PR dla Zagranicy
Polish cyclist Małgorzata Wojtyra took silver on Wednesday in the Women's Individual Pursuit Race at the 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in London.
From left: ilver medallist Małgorzata Wojtyra of Poland, gold medal winner Rebecca Wiasak of Australia and bronze medallist Annie Foreman-Mackey of Canada. Photo: EPA/Sean Dempsey
Although she was unable to best Australia's defending champion Rebecca Wisiak, 26-year-old Wojtyra nevertheless notched up the best result of her career.
Andrzej Piątek, director of the Polish Cycling Association, said that Wojtyra is “overjoyed, perhaps because she didn't expect such a title.”
Her silver in the 3000km race marked the 18th Polish medal in the history of the Track Cycling World Championships.
“Gosia was in perfect form,” Piatek reflected.
“She upped her own personal best during the qualifications, which shows how well she had prepared [for the tournament].”
The UCI Track Cycling World Championships run until 6 March, and the event is the final qualification opportunity for Olympic quotas for the 2016 Games in Rio, Brazil. (nh/pk)
Source: Przegląd Sportowy