Canada's Jasmin Glaesser captures silver at track cycling worlds
Canada earns 4 medals at world championships
Canada captured another medal at the track cycling world championships in London on Saturday, bringing the country's total to four at the event.
Jasmin Glaesser scored silver in the women's points race, lifting Canada's total to two silver and two bronze.
The Canadian, who had previously won silver in the same event last year, was a half a wheel away from gold.
"The points race has always been my best event, but I've never made it to the top step, and I really wanted it out there today," Glaesser said."It came down to half a bike length in that final sprint for one point... so it's a tough one to swallow when you get that close. It's within your reach, but it wasn't quite enough."
Hosts clean up
Britain finished top of the medals table as Laura Trott claimed her second gold before Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish teamed up to win the Madison on Sunday.
It meant host Britain ended the five-day event with five gold medals.
Trott won her second title, taking the omnium to add to her gold in the scratch race.
The Olympic champion was 12 points ahead going into the sixth and final event, the points race, and she extended her lead to finish ahead of Laurie Berthon of France and Sarah Hammer of the United States, a medallist in five of the last six worlds.
Wiggins and Cavendish rounded off the competition by winning the Madison, despite the latter coming off his bike.
Tianshi Zhong headed a Chinese one-two in the women's sprint.
She won the first two races, meaning no decider was needed to beat teammate Lin Junhong. Kristina Vogel was third.
Joachim Eilers clinched his third medal, and second gold, of the championships with victory in the keirin.
With files from CBC Sports