Finally! Kirkland cyclist Jennie Reed wins Olympic silver

Finally! Kirkland cyclist Jennie Reed wins Olympic silver

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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: (L-R) Lauren Tamayo, Dotsie Bausch, Jennie Reed and Sarah Hammer of the United States receive their Silver medal during the medal ceremony for the Women's Team Pursuit Track Cycling on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Velodrome on August 4, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

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by KING 5 News and Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on August 4, 2012 at 12:10 PM

LONDON  -- Kirkland track cyclist Jennie Reed finally won a medal for the first time in three Olympics.

Team USA won the silver in Women’s Team Pursuit Saturday while racing against a dominant Great Britain team that shattered its own world record.

The U.S. team of Sarah Hammer, Dotsie Bausch and Lauren Tamayo finished in 3:19.727 for silver, while Canada put together its best ride of the Olympics to earn the bronze.

Dani King, Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell delivered the home nation its fourth track cycling gold in five events. They finished in 3:14.051 to make the record they set earlier in the day -- 3:14.682 -- laughable.

They were so fast, they nearly lapped the U.S. team of Sarah Hammer, Dotsie Bausch and Lauren Tamayo, who finished in 3:19.727 for silver.

Although Reed did not race in the final, she will still get a medal by virtue of having raced in the preliminary rounds.

Canada put together its best ride of the Olympics to earn the bronze.
 

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