Lauren Bate from Haydock has won a bronze for Team England in the Women’s Team Track Cycling Sprint on day one of the Commonwealth Games in Australia.
Lauren and her sprint partner, Katy Marchant, beat Welsh duo Rachel James and Ellie Coster.
The battle of Britain goes England’s ??????? way on the track ?
— Team GB (@TeamGB) 5 April 2018
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) 5 April 2018
It’s not over yet though, as Lauren has more events taking place over the next few days…
Lauren Bate is in the infancy of her cycling career but that hasn’t stopped her already tasting success on the big stage. Indeed 2017 saw two world junior medals added to the 18-year-old’s collection, backing up team sprint bronze with individual silver in Italy last year to add to her four junior European medals.
Lauren’s sporting achievements so far…..
2 x Junior world medallist
4 x Junior European medallist
6 x national champion and 4 x national record holder
Keep up to date with what Lauren’s up to
Main photo – England’s Katy Marchant (left) and Lauren Bate with their bronze medals after the Women’s Team Sprint Finals Bronze Medal Race at the Commonwealth Games. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA
Other photos – Dan Mullan and Ryan Pierse/Getty Images AsiaPac