Jess Varnish to sprint-off for another Commonwealth medal

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England's Jess Varnish, will ride for her second medal of the 20th Commonwealth Games tomorrow when she takes on Fatehah Mustapa, for the bronze medal in the individual sprint at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow.

Varnish clinched her first Commonwealth medal on Thursday when she finished third in the women's 500m time trial behind the Australian duo of Anna Meares and Stephanie Morton.

Bronze medal sprint

The 23-year old, will start as favourite against Malaysia's Fatehah Mustapa, in the best of three-races individual sprint discipline, and victory for the flyer will signal a successful Games for the sprinter, that is expected to take over the mantle of former World and Olympic Champion, Victoria Pendleton as Britain's leading track sprinter.

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Varnish eased through the rounds until the semi-finals when she came up against one of the all-time great's in Anna Meares, who needed just two efforts to get through to the gold medal race tomorrow, however she didn't make it easy for the Australian, pushing her all the way in front of a packed Velodrome.

Varnish and Pendleton in the team sprint

Gold medal sprint

Meares, a World, Olympic and Commonwealth Champion, won her 7th Commonwealth gold on Thursday in the 500m time trial and in the process moved ahead of Kathy Watt's Australian women's record of seven Commonwealth medals.

The Australian will take on compatriot Stephanie Morton in the final, after she powered her way to victory over Mustapa in the other semi-fina,l and victory for the defending champion will see her draw level with New Zealand's Gary Anderson as the most decorated Commonwealth track cyclist in history with eight medals.

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