=== Italy takes gold in men's team pursuit ===
Torino, Italy (Sports Network) - Host country Italy earned its second gold
medal of the Torino Games by winning Thursday's final of the men's team pursuit
The Italian team of Matteo Anesi, Enrico Fabris and Ippolito Sanfratello
finished with a time of 3:44.46 to win the "A Final" and take the first-ever
gold medal in this debut sport.
Italy's first gold medal of the Games was won by Armin Zoeggeler in the men's
Canada finished 2.82 seconds behind Italy to earn the silver.
The Netherlands won the bronze medal by winning the "B Final" over Norway. The
Dutch team was one of the favorites to win gold, but crashed in the semifinals.
The American team featured Chad Hedrick, winner of the men's 5,000 meters, but
the U.S. only managed a sixth-place finish in the pursuit after losing to
Russia in the "C Final."
02/16 13:45:54 ET