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James and Trott claim medals

GB's Becky James took bronze in defence of her Keirin title on the final day of the Track Cycling World Championships in Cali, Colombia.

The 22-year-old from Abergavenny won gold in Minsk 12 months ago, but was well beaten as Kristina Vogel of Germany claimed her third gold of the World Championships.

Australia's Anna Meares took silver in the event which begins behind a motor-paced Derny bike and James finished third to claim bronze.

Jess Varnish was 12th after placing sixth in the minor final.

Olympic champion Laura Trott had to settle for a second successive world omnium silver behind Sarah Hammer as the American successfully defended her title.

Hammer, silver medallist behind Trott at London 2012, won in Minsk 12 months ago and was in imperious form in Cali.

The American won three of the six disciplines, was second in another and fifth in the penultimate event, the scratch race, to take a near-unassailable eight-point lead into the final event, the 500 metres time-trial.

Trott finished second in the discipline, beating Hammer, who was fourth, consolidating her position at the top of the pile.

Hammer won gold with 14 points, Trott silver with 20 and Annette Edmondson of Australia was third with 24.

It took Britain's medal tally to five, after women's team pursuit gold, gold for Joanna Rowsell in the individual pursuit, plus bronze for Jess Varnish and James in the women's team sprint.

There was one final opportunity for a men's medal, in the unpredictable Madison for Owain Doull and Jon Dibben.