British women set another world record

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Aug. 4, 2012, 7:11 p.m. | Sports — by Associated Press

Britain's Joanna Rowsell, leads Laura Trott and Dani King during a track cycling women's team pursuit event, during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012.
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LONDON — Britain qualified for the final of the women's pursuit in a world record time of 3 minutes 14.682 seconds on Saturday as the home country continued to dominate at the London Velodrome.

The team of Dani King, Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell improved on the mark of 3:15.669 they had set the previous day in qualifying.

The British team will face the United States in the final after Sarah Hammer, Dotsie Bausch and Jennie Reed posted the second fastest time over the 3,000 meters in 3:16.853.

The final was to be held later Saturday.

After dominating the track events in Beijing four years ago, the British team looks poised for a repeat, having already won three of the four gold medals awarded so far in track cycling.

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