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UCI Junior Track World Championships Day 5 Report and Results

report by BikeNZ
August 26, 2012 (Invercargill, New Zealand) – Dynamic Russian sprinter Daria Shmeleva finished the UCI Juniors Track World Championships as she started, with a world record at Invercargill, New Zealand today. The 18-year-old Shmeleva claimed her fourth gold medal of the championships in winning the women’s 500m time trial in 34.753s, which broke the world record she set at the recent European Championships by 0.1s.

This followed her gold medal performances in the keirin, sprint and team sprint with Lidia Pluzhnikova, who finished second in the time trial.

She finished with one more gold medal than the three to outstanding Australian prospect Taylah Jennings who won all six disciplines on the way to winning the omnium along with the team pursuit and points race.

“I am very happy with that ride. I had a world record last month and it was very good to go faster today especially as this was the last day. It was a very good championship and it was such a long way to come that it was more special. I like the track very much,” said Shmelev.

Australia finished on top of the medal table with 16 medals including nine gold medals. They won two on the final day with outstanding sprinter Jacob Schmid adding the keirin title to the sprint gold medal earlier in the championships.

He outclassed compatriot Emerson Harwood in the final with Jakub Vyvoda (CZE) in third.

“Really ecstatic, it’s unbelievable I can’t have imagined anything going better than it has,” Schmid said.  “Our work ethic, our professionalism and our dedication with the work hours we put in is the key to our performances this week.”

The other victory went to 16 year old Kelsey Robson who blitzed her way around the track to win the women’s individual pursuit in a slick 2:23.573, a faction slower than her top qualifying performance.

Great Britain’s Elinor Barker was more than two seconds back in second with Australia’s Georgia Baker third.

“It’s pretty incredible, coming into it I didn’t really expect too much being in my first World Championships. I think there was basically no pressure on me because I have another year in this category, so to just come out with the win is so good. It’s pretty unreal,” said Robson.

The championships wound up with a brilliant performance from the Colombian pairing of Fernando Gaviria Rendon, Jordan Parras Arias who withstood a fierce and exciting men’s 30km Madison, winning the gold medal from Belgium and a gallant New Zealand with Dylan Kennett recovering from a heavy crash to pick up his fourth medal.

Results (brief)

Women’s Individual Pursuit


1. Kelsey Robson (Australia)    2:23.165
2. Elinor Barker (Great Britain)    2:25.537
3. Georgia Baker (Australia)    2:26.449
4. Natalia Mozharova (Russia)    2:27.388

15. Kinley Gibson (Canada)    2:41.379


For Gold
1. Kelsey Robson (Australia)    2:23.574
2. Elinor Barker (Great Britain)    2:27.272

For Bronze
3. Natalia Mozharova (Russia)    2:26.768
4. Georgia Baker (Australia)    2:27.982

Women’s 500m Time Trial
1. Daria Shmeleva (Russia)    34.753 World Record
2. Elis Ligtlee (Netherlands)    35.625
3. Lidia Pluzhnikova (Russia)    35.705

15. Kinley Gibson (Canada)    39.981

Men’s Keirin

Round 1

Heat 1
1. Jeremy Presbury (New Zealand)
2. Malek Marcus McCrone (Malaysia)
3. David Sojka (Czech Republic)
4. Emmanuel Mejia (Mexico)
5. Bryan Clemen (France)
6. Kellan Gouveris (South Africa)
7. Joakim Albert (Canada)

Heat 2
1. Jakub Vyvoda (Czech Republic)
2. Santiago Ramirez Morales (Colombia)
3. Emerson Harwood (Australia)
4. Siamen Zaikouski (Belarus)
5. Jacobus Johanne Steyn (South Africa)
6. Calan Farley (United States)
7. Hiroto Shimizu (Japan)

Heat 3
1. Tom Beadle (New Zealand)
2. Alexander Dubchenko (Russia)
3. Kwesi Browne (Trinidad & Tobago)
4. Eric Johnstone (Canada)
5. Kaleb Koch (United States)
6. Artsiom Zaitsau (Belarus)
7. Matthew Rotherham (Great Britain)

Heat 4
1. Jacob Schmid (Australia)
2. Alexey Lysenko (Russia)
3. Samuel Mahabir (Trinidad & Tobago)
4. Kaito Hotta (Japan)
5. Rico Zaugg (Switzerland)
6. Edgar Verdugo (Mexico)
7. Renzo Amoroso (Argentina)

Top 2 to Round 2 – rest to Repechage


Heat 1
1. Joakim Albert (Canada)
2. Kaleb Koch (United States)
3. David Sojka (Czech Republic)
4. Kaito Hotta (Japan)
5. Calan Farley (United States)

Heat 2
1. Emerson Harwood (Australia)
2. Jacobus Johanne Steyn (South Africa)
3. Renzo Amoroso (Argentina)
4. Eric Johnstone (Canada)
5. Kellan Gouveris (South Africa)

Heat 3
1. Edgar Verdugo (Mexico)
2. Matthew Rotherham (Great Britain)
3. Kwesi Browne (Trinidad & Tobago)
4. Siamen Zaikouski (Belarus)
5. Bryan Clemen (France)

Heat 4
1. Hiroto Shimizu (Japan)
2. Artsiom Zaitsau (Belarus)
3. Emmanuel Mejia (Mexico)
4. Samuel Mahabir (Trinidad & Tobago)
5. Rico Zaugg (Switzerland)

Top riders to Round 2

Round 2

Heat 1
1. Jacob Schmid (Australia)
2. Jeremy Presbury (New Zealand)
3. Alexander Dubchenko (Russia)
4. Hiroto Shimizu (Japan)
5. Santiago Ramirez Morales (Colombia)
6. Joakim Albert (Canada)

Heat 2
1. Emerson Harwood (Australia)
2. Jakub Vyvoda (Czech Republic)
3. Edgar Verdugo (Mexico)
4. Alexey Lysenko (Russia)
5. Malek Marcus McCrone (Malaysia)
6. Tom Beadle (New Zealand)

Top 3 to Final 1-6 – rest to Final 7-12

Final 1-6
1 Jacob Schmid (Australia)
2. Emerson Harwood (Australia)
3. Alexander Dubchenko (Russia)
4. Jeremy Presbury (New Zealand)
5. Jakub Vyvoda (Czech Republic)
6. Edgar Verdugo (Mexico)

Final 7-12
7. Santiago Ramirez Morales (Colombia)
8. Tom Beadle (New Zealand)
9. Malek Marcus McCrone (Malaysia)
10. Alexey Lysenko (Russia)
11. Hiroto Shimizu (Japan)
12. Joakim Albert (Canada)

Men’s Madison

1. Colombia 18 pts
Fernando Gaviria Rendon
Jordan Parra Arias

2. Belgium  15
Jonas Rickaert
Otto Vergaerde

3. New Zealand 15
Dylan Kennett
Hayden McCormick

12. Canada 0 (lapped)
Eric Johnstone
William Simonds

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