04/08/2012 18:34 BST | Updated 06/08/2012 09:20 BST

London 2012: Team GB's Women's Team Pursuit Land Gold Setting New World Record At Olympic Velodrome

The women of Great Briton's Team Pursuit landed gold on Saturday evening, setting a new world record at the Olympic velodrome.

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Dani King, Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell on course to victory

Joanna Rowsell, Dani King and Laura Trott finished in three minutes 14.051 seconds, outstripping Sarah Hammer, Dotsie Bausch and Jennie Reed of the United States who finished three minutes 19.727 seconds.

It was a stunning display by the host team, who powered through the final kilometre to take Olympic glory, increasing Team GB's medal haul. After three days of track cycling, GB has now won four out of a possible five golds on offer.

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Team GB's women's pursuit land gold on Saturday evening

Canada's Tara Whitten, Gillian Carleton and Jasmin Glaesser took bronze, beating Annette Edmondson, Melissa Hoskins and Josephine Tomic of Australia.

The victory mirrored Friday's win by the men's team in the same discipline, when Ed Clancy, Geraint Thomas, Peter Kennaugh and Steven Burke posted a time of three minutes 51.659 seconds, beating Australia's Jack Bobridge, Glenn O'Shea, Rohan Dennis and Michael Hepburn.

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Crowds cheer on the GB team to victory

Also on Friday, Victoria Pendleton made up for the bitter disappointment of being relegated from the team sprint and produced a storming finish to take the gold medal in the women's keirin.

Paul McCartney was in the crowd for the women's team pursuit victory. The former Beatle even sang along with Hey Jude, a song he wrote, when it was played over the sound system.

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Macca singing along to his own song at the velodrome

Speaking to the BBC, Trott said: "It's mad, I actually can't believe it. I feel dead emotional right now. It was my dream - it's been my dream since I was eight and we've just gone and done it."

King added: "We're like sisters and I couldn't have done it without them. They were absolutely incredible. I can't believe we've done it. It's absolutely amazing."