Cycling: China win women's team sprint world title

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AFP) - Chinese pair Gong Jinjie and Zhong Tianshi won the women's team sprint title at the World Track Cycling Championships near Paris on Wednesday in a new world record time.

The Chinese set a time of 32.034sec to beat Russians Daria Shmeleva and Anastasia Voynova into silver.

Australians Kaarle McCulloch and Anna Mears upset reigning world and Olympic champions Kristina Vogel and Miriam Welte of Germany for the bronze.

It was a sweet victory for Gong who had finished on the world podium six times before without ever winning a gold, while she and Guo Shuang had been disqualified from the Olympic final in 2012, which they had won, due to an early changeover.