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Olympic rower makes track debut

Ex-Olympic rower Sally Robbins made her track cycling debut in the Western Australian state championship. Although she hit the deck in the points race, she finished the scratch race at Midvale's Speed Dome.

Robbins hung tough to finish near the back of the pack in the scratch race, but in the points race, Robbins crashed into Rebecca Halliday. Robbins was ok, but Halliday was helped from the track.

The rower told PerthNow that her fitness was helping to balance out her inexperience. "The longer the races the better I seem to do," said Robbins. "Any placing will be brilliant."