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London 2012 Olympics: Team USA Wins Silver In Women's Cycling Team Pursuit

Team USA won the silver medal in the women's team pursuit cycling event on Saturday, coming in behind Great Britain and ahead of Canada. Kirkland, Washington native Jennie Reed was a member of the team, but was not allowed on the podium for the medal ceremony because she did not race in the gold medal heat. Reed rode for the team in earlier rounds, but was subbed out in the final for Lauren Tamayo. This came as a shock, as she told reporters:

"It was a shock. It was a bummer for sure. I wanted to be up there, It's an IOC rule but it's a stupid rule.

"I don't understand it. If I'm given a medal why wouldn't I be on the podium. It's an honor to be there. I wanted to celebrate with my team mates, we did three rides and we wanted to celebrate them."

The silver medal is Reed's only Olympic medal. She had retired following a seventh place finish in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but returned to the sport when it was announced that women's team pursuit would be included in the London games.

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