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Commonwealth Games 2018 - Women's B&VI Sprint Qualifying, Deborah Herold carrying India's hopes: Live Updates

The race begins at 10:02 am at the Anna Meares Velodrome
Updated: 05 April 2018 10:30 IST - Published: 05 April 2018 09:23 IST
Sophia Turnhill and Jessica Gallagher will face off for the Gold Medal in the Womens' B&VI Sprint event.
England's Sophie Turnhill, the previous Games Record holder, clocks a World Record timing of 10.609s as she breaks Jessica Gallagher's timing just a sprint ago. Records being smashed left and right, what a start !!
Australia's Jessica Gallagher, the World Record holder in this event, has smashed her previous record and broken the 11s barrier.  She clocks a time of 10.954, a new Games Record as well.
Scotland's Aileen McGlynn finishes her sprint with a time of 11.157 s
The B&VI Sprint qualifying is about to start at the Anna Meares Velodrome. 
The cycling track will see the action from Womens' BVI Sprint qualifying and India's Deborah Herold will be carrying the hopes for the nation in the event. Stay tuned for the live update from the event as it starts in just a few minutes.
Hello and welcome to the live coverage from the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of the event. Stay tuned for updates!

The cycling events at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games get underway today, 5th April, as multiple contests will take place over the day.

Coming up first is the Women's B&VI sprint in which India has two entries- Deborah Herold and Aleena Reji. Deborah Herold is a medal contender in this sport for the country. Deborah who will represent India in 5 events Sprint, Kerin, Individual Time Trials, and Team Pursuit. The cyclist from Andaman & Nicobar Islands will be making her CWG debut. Herold has previously won gold at the Asian Cup in 2014. Herold is also the first Indian cyclist to hold a rank in the Union Cycliste Internationale rankings.

India also has representation in the form of Aleena Reji, who won a bronze medal in Asian Cycling Track Championships in national record time. Reji, who hails from Kerala will be looking to bag a medal in the same event.

Both the qualifier and the finals for this event will take place today itself. 
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