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UCI Track Cycling World Championships – Women's team sprint

Women's team sprint is a track cycling event contested by teams of two women cyclists. It was introduced as an annual world championship event in 2007. It is to be added to the Olympic programme in 2012. The format consists of two rounds: in the first round, teams compete against the clock to set a qualifying time. The top four teams go through to the final round, where the first and second placed teams compete against each other in the gold medal race-off and the third and fourth teams compete against each other in the bronze medal race-off.

As of 2015, Australia have been the most successful team, having won the event three times, placed second once and placed third twice. Anna Meares, having featured in all the medalling Australian teams up to 2015 is the most successful cyclist in the event's history, slightly ahead of three other cyclists with three gold medals – Australian teammate Kaarle McCulloch, and the German pair of Kristina Vogel and Miriam Welte. Meares 6 medals also make her the most decorated cyclist in the event, an honour shared with Chinese cyclist Gong Jinjie, who after three silvers and two bronzes, finally won her first world title in 2015.

MedalistsEdit

Championship Winner Runner-up Third
2007 Palma de Mallorca
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Victoria Pendleton
Shanaze Reade
  Great Britain
Yvonne Hijgenaar
Willy Kanis
  Netherlands
Kristine Bayley
Anna Meares
  Australia
2008 Manchester
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Victoria Pendleton
Shanaze Reade
  Great Britain
Gong Jinjie
Zheng Lulu
  China
Miriam Welte
Dana Glöss
  Germany
2009 Pruszków
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Kaarle McCulloch
Anna Meares
  Australia
Victoria Pendleton
Shanaze Reade
  Great Britain
Gintare Gaivenyte
Simona Krupeckaitė
  Lithuania
2010 Ballerup
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Kaarle McCulloch
Anna Meares
  Australia
Gong Jinjie
Lin Junhong
  China
Gintare Gaivenyte
Simona Krupeckaitė
  Lithuania
2011 Apeldoorn
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Kaarle McCulloch
Anna Meares
  Australia
Victoria Pendleton
Jessica Varnish
  Great Britain
Gong Jinjie
Guo Shuang
  China
2012 Melbourne
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Kristina Vogel
Miriam Welte
  Germany
Kaarle McCulloch
Anna Meares
  Australia
Gong Jinjie
Guo Shuang
  China
2013 Minsk
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Kristina Vogel
Miriam Welte
  Germany
Gong Jinjie
Guo Shuang
  China
Rebecca James
Victoria Williamson
  Great Britain
2014 Cali
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Kristina Vogel
Miriam Welte
  Germany
Lin Junhong
Zhong Tianshi
  China
Rebecca James
Jessica Varnish
  Great Britain
2015 Yvelines
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Gong Jinjie
Zhong Tianshi
  China
Daria Shmeleva
Anastasiia Voinova
  Russia
Kaarle McCulloch
Anna Meares
  Australia
2016 London
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Daria Shmeleva
Anastasia Voynova
  Russia
Gong Jinjie
Zhong Tianshi
  China
Miriam Welte
Kristina Vogel
  Germany
2017 Hong Kong
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Daria Shmeleva
Anastasia Voynova
  Russia
Kaarle McCulloch
Stephanie Morton
  Australia
Miriam Welte
Kristina Vogel
  Germany
2018 Apeldoorn
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Kristina Vogel
Miriam Welte
Pauline Grabosch
  Germany
Kyra Lamberink
Shanne Braspennincx
Laurine van Riessen
Hetty van de Wouw
  Netherlands
Daria Shmeleva
Anastasia Voynova
  Russia
2019 Pruszków
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Kaarle McCulloch
Stephanie Morton
  Australia
Daria Shmeleva
Anastasia Voynova
  Russia
Miriam Welte
Emma Hinze
  Germany

Medal tableEdit

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
2   Australia 4 2 2 8
1   Germany 4 0 4 8
3   Great Britain 2 2 2 6
4   Russia 2 2 1 5
5   China 1 5 2 8
6   Netherlands 0 2 0 2
7   Lithuania 0 0 2 2

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