Tokyo Olympics: Italy break world file to win staff pursuit gold

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Italy cross the line
Dates: 23 July-8 August Time in Tokyo: BST +8
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Italy broke their very own world file to be topped males’s staff pursuit Olympic champions for the primary time in 61 years at Tokyo 2020.

The quartet of Simone Consonni, Filippo Ganna, Francesco Lamon and Jonathan Milan beat Denmark to gold in three minutes 42.032 seconds.

That was simply 0.166 seconds faster than world champions Denmark.

Italy are actually eight-time champions within the occasion however had not received because the Rome Olympics in 1960.

That they had solely set their earlier world file – 3:42.307 – within the first spherical on Tuesday.

Australia received bronze, declared race winners after catching New Zealand, who noticed a rider crash out.

The Danish staff – Lasse Norman Hansen, Niklas Larsen, Frederik Madsen and Rasmus Pedersen – improved on their nation’s bronze 5 years in the past in Rio.

Italy’s victory ended the reign of Nice Britain, who had been the staff pursuit gold medallists on the final three Olympics.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Staff GB line-up of Ethan Hayter, Charlie Tanfield, Ethan Vernon and Ollie Wooden – all making their Olympic debuts in Tokyo – set a brand new nationwide file of three:45.636 to complete seventh.

They missed out on a spot within the medal races after a controversial crash during Tuesday’s semi-final towards the Danes.

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