New record for GB junior at World track champs

Rising star Becky James set a new World Record time of 11.093 in qualifying for the women’s sprint at the Junior Worlds in Moscow.

The GB junior smashed the previous record of 11.29, set in 1994 by Ina Heinemann of Germany, and skipped the next round of qualifying as one of two fastest finishers. She progressed smoothly through to the semi finals, beating her French opponent Baudacci in the quarters in two straight rides. 

The 17 year old from Wales already has a silver from the 500m TT taken on the opening day of the championships. The sprint finals will be held tomorrow (Friday 14).