Pendleton wins gold for England

Victoria Pendleton won her second medal of the 2006 Commonwealth Games this morning (Saturday) and this time it was gold! Pendleton made it to the final of the Women s Sprint against Australia s Anna Meares. Meares had already beaten Pendleton in the Wome

Victoria Pendleton won her second medal of the 2006 Commonwealth Games this morning (Saturday) and this time it was gold!

Pendleton made it to the final of the Women's Sprint against Australia's Anna Meares. Meares had already beaten Pendleton in the Women's 500m Time Trial on Thursday but it is in the Sprint that the cyclist from Stotfold holds her World Championship title.

The final takes place over 3 races, best out of 3 wins. The race is a test of both tactical skills and speed as the riders play cat & mouse around the track before sprinting to the finish.

Pendleton took the lead after the first race which Meares then pulled back in the second so it all came down to the last race.

Pendleton raced from her usual position behind Meares before speeding past in the last straight to take Gold for England.

Anna Meares took silver and her sister Kerrie Meares also took bronze for Australia.