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Jess Varnish secures Commonwealth Bronze for Team England

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Jess Varnish added another Major Championship medal to her growing collection when she stormed to Commonwealth Bronze in the final of the women's 500m Time Trial at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow.

The 23-year old flyer came home in a time of 34.267s behind the Australian duo of Anna Meares and Stephanie Morton.

Varnish has already won seven-major championship medals and her Commonwealth performance today suggests that she is on the verge of inheriting former Olympic Champion, Victoria Pendleton's mantle as Britain's leading sprinter.

Race winner Anna Meares secured her third consecutive Commonwealth Gold in the discipline when she smashed the Games record in a stunning time of 33.435.

Varnish and Pendleton setting the world record in 2011

The Australian great has won 17-Major Championship Gold medals including Olympic Gold in London 2012, when she defeated her long-term rival Victoria Pendleton, in the final of the Women's Sprint.

Varnish has an opportunity for further Commonwealth glory when she takes on Meares and Morton in the ladies Individual Sprint on the 26th.

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