Varnish set for bronze battle

First published in Sport

BROMSGROVE'S Jessica Varnish will contend for a bronze medal in the velodrome in the women’s sprint tomorrow.

In the semi-finals, team England's Jess Varnish lost out to Anna Meares in two straight rides leaving her to fight for bronze against Fatehah Mustapa of Malaysia in Sunday’s finals.

On Sunday’s bronze medal ride, the Halesowen CC rider commented: "I have got the rest of the day tomorrow to relax and prepare for that.

“I am going to look back over a few of her races and see how she has been racing today against the other Aussie girl, Stephanie Morton.

"I am going to go in with knowledge and confidence."

Varnish had defeated teammate Victoria Williamson in the quarter-finals in two straight rides.

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