Houvenaghel misses out on gold

08 April 2012 / 11:33

Wendy Houvenaghel again had to settle for women's individual pursuit silver on the final day of the Track Cycling World Championships in Melbourne.

In the non-Olympic three-kilometre event, the 37-year-old from Northern Ireland qualified second fastest and was unable to overhaul New Zealand's Alison Shanks in the final.

Shanks took gold in three minutes 30.199 seconds, while Houvenaghel finished in 3mins 32.340secs. Ashlee Ankudinoff of Australia claimed bronze.

Houvenaghel was Olympic silver medallist behind Rebecca Romero in the event in 2008, before finishing second to Shanks at the 2009 World Championships and 2010 Commonwealth Games.