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Former inline speedskating world champion collects World Cup medals

By:
Antonio J. Salmerón
Published:
February 17, 2008, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:17 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, February 17, 2008

After earning her first career World Cup medal on Friday, former inline speedskating world champion...

After earning her first career World Cup medal on Friday, former inline speedskating world champion Theresa Cliff-Ryan added a second bronze medal to her collection on Saturday with a third-place finish in the women's 20-kilometre points race. The 29 year-old American was one of six riders to lap the main field - a move that earned her 20 points - before finishing with 22 points. Hong Kong's Wong Wan Yiu claimed the gold medal with 27 points and Denmark's Trine Schmidt was second with 23 points.

After tying for third with Russian Anastasiay Chilkova in the scratch race Friday, Cliff-Ryan's second bronze medal of the weekend came on the heels of another close finish. Her 22 points equalled the amount scored by German Elke Gebhart, but a higher placing in the final sprint gave the American the advantage. Cliff-Ryan scored an additional two points with a third-place finish in the race's third intermediate sprint.

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