Emma White ’19 and Team USA earned a bronze medal today at the Tokyo Olympics in a team pursuit cycling event that featured three world records by the gold medal team from Germany.
In a highly competitive event, Team USA twice posted times that would have set world records before the Tokyo games began.
Germany posted a time of 4:04.242 over 4,000 meters to beat silver medalists Great Britain (4:10.607). Team USA took bronze by finishing in 4:08.040 over Canada (4:10.552).
“We came here to get more than the bronze, being the defending world champions,” White said at a post-race press conference. “The rides today were absolutely phenomenal. We’re really proud of what we did today. The blistering rides from Germany and G.B. today show how competitive this event is getting. Although this past year has been full of struggles, we’re proud of how we competed.”
Read the USA Cycling news release here.
For a previous Union story on Emma White, visit here.