Dygert Owen smashes Hammer's individual pursuit world record

Chloe Dygert wins individual pursuit world title in Hong Kong 2017

American Chloe Dygert Owen smashed the world record for the women's 3000-meter individual pursuit in the qualifying round of the event at the UCI Track World Championships in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands on Saturday. The 21-year-old clocked a 3:20.072 during qualifying in the sea-level velodrome. That's 2.19 seconds faster than Sarah Hammer's time, which has stood as the world record since it was set at altitude in Aguascalientes, Mexico on May 11, 2010. In the final, Dygert went slightly quicker, lapping Annemiek van Vleuten (Netherlands) to claim the gold medal with a time of 3:20.06. In qualifying Dygert Owen was also slightly delayed by lapping Great Britain's Eleanor Dickinson halfway through the heat. "We had a little faster goal and I was really hoping to get that, but coming away with a little faster than my ride this morning is still great. I'm excited and ready to walk away to the ...

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