Glorious Gold for Booth in Velodrome clean sweep – Brits in action day 7

Global Games World Champion, Lauren Booth

Lauren Booth made it a Global Games to remember by claiming every gold medal on offer at the Velodrome in the ladies track cycling on day 7, the final day of the Inas Global Games in Brisbane.

A clean sweep of 3 gold medals from all three events, saw Booth make the Inas history books as the first woman to claim the titles for these new Inas programmed events.

The first medals came courtesy of a fast paced 2 lap Women’s Time Trial.  Lauren Booth (39.875), taking gold ahead of Kiera Byland (45.135).  Byland took a well earned silver ahead of the Australian Annaliese Hodge (45.659)

The British cycling pair, kept the pressure up taking a further gold and silver in the Women’s Pursuit Gold final, Booth and Byland placing 1st and 2nd respectively.

Booth, now a multi-gold medallist went on to take a solid third gold in the 500m sprint, making it a golden hat-trick on the track.

British 1-2, Centre, Lauren Booth, Kiera Byland (left)

Following close on Booth’s heals, team mate Kiera Byland made sure that the podium hosted two Britons each time.

Clocking some strong performances Byland stormed to her second track event success claiming silver in the Women’s Pursuit.  Byland’s third medal on the track came in the 500m sprint. Digging deep, her determination paid off taking the bronze medal ahead of Molly Thatcher (Australia).

“I have had an incredible Global Games” tweeted Lauren Booth as she showcased her medal haul “thank you to everyone who has helped me achieve my dream.”

“I did it!! Gold in the Women’s 500m sprint at the Anna Meares Veladrome”, Booth tweeted to six time Olympic Champion Sir Chris Hoy, who promptly responded with his congratulations to Lauren. 

“I don’t think my cycling could get any better”, Booth continued.

Clean sweep! Booths medal and jersey display

At this her first Inas Championships, and international debut, Booth demonstrated her world class and is now the Inas and Global Games World Champion in all five individual events. The new pairing with British international, Kiera Byland earlier in the week, saw the dynamic duo take gold in the ladies pairs time trial adding another World title to the list.

The cycling event, hosted at the Anna Meares Velodrome in Brisbane was the last of the British campaign at this years Global Games, before the Closing Ceremony concluded formal proceedings at the Queensland State Netball Centre on Saturday 19thOctober.

British athletes have secured success in each of the four sports of cricket, athletics, tennis and cycling over the course of the Global Games and return home with new titles and an array of medals.

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The Inas Global Games is host to almost 1000 elite athletes with intellectual impairment from across 47 countries worldwide competing in fierce competition, concluding on 19th October.

You can catch up on all the action from the Games on the UK Sports Association website.

British athletes competed in athletics, cycling, tennis and cricket at the Global Games.

The UK Sports Association is the official Great Britain member of Inas. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) manage the England Squad (learning disability) and the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) manage the Tennis team, with both entries to Inas events facilitated through a collaboration with the UK Sports Association.