August 11, 2016 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – The Canadian Women’s Team Pursuit squad including Allison Beveridge, Jasmin Glaesser, Laura Brown and Georgia Simmerling finished fourth in the Qualifications today on the new Rio track and will face off against Great Britain in the First Round. The British squad set a new world record on their way to topping the qualifications.
1. Great Britain 4:13.260 WR
2. United States of America 4:14.286
3. Australia 4:19.059
4. Canada 4:19.599
5. New Zealand 4:20.061
6. People’s Republic of China 4:25.246
7. Italy 4:25.543
8. Poland 4:28.988
9. Germany 4:30.068
Progression rules* The eight teams recording the best times in the qualifying round will be matched in the First round as follows:
The 6th fastest team against the 7th fastest team.
The 5th fastest team against the 8th fastest team.
The 2nd fastest team against the 3rd fastest team.
The fastest team against the 4th fastest team.
All the teams from the First round dispute the Finals.
The winners of heats 3 and 4 in the First round ride the final for the gold and silver medals.
The remaining six teams will be ranked by their times in the First round and will be paired as follows:
The two fastest teams ride the final for the bronze medal.
The next two fastest teams ride the final for 5th and 6th places.
The final two teams ride the final for 7th and 8th places.
The heats will be ridden in the reverse of this order.