Commonwealth Games: Track cycling stars Jason Kenny, Laura Trott and Jo Rowsell go for gold
Last Updated: 25/07/14 7:44am
Joanna Rowsell: Aiming for gold in women's individual pursuit
England will aim to kick-start their track cycling campaign on the second day of competition at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
On day one of the Games England had to settle for silver in both the team pursuit and team sprint, although they won gold in the women's sprint B2 tandem.
Friday brings two more notable opportunities, with England hoping to shine in the men’s sprint and women’s individual pursuit.
Olympic champion Jason Kenny, Philip Hindes and Matthew Crampton will be competing in the former event, although their times were beaten by a host of Australians and New Zealanders in qualifying.
In the women’s individual pursuit reigning world champion Joanna Rowsell and Laura Trott – an Olympic gold medallist in the team pursuit – carry England’s hopes.
Host nation Scotland will be hoping that Katie Archibald can spring a surprise in the individual pursuit, while Paralympic champion Neil Fachie will be going for gold in the men’s 1000m time trial B2 tandem.
At the Tollcross International Swimming Centre England are set to have two realistic hopes of gold as Ben Proud goes in the 50m butterfly and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor takes aim at the women’s 100m butterfly title.
Two of England’s brightest young sportswomen will also be going for gold on Friday as Zoe Smith attempts to win gold in the 58kg weightlifting and Amber Hill competes in the skeet shooting.