Olympic gold medallist knocked off her bike

Posted Apr 6, 2013 by Mark Harradine
British gold medallist, Joanna Rowsell, has been hit by a car whilst cycling on Saturday. The member of the Great Britain Olympic team was cycling recreationally when she was knocked off her bike by a car.
Joanna Rowsell with her Olympic Gold Medal
Joanna Rowsell with her Olympic Gold Medal
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Rowsell revealed on her Twitter account that “I am OK. No serious injuries, just cuts and bruises. Bike came off worse.” She won gold at the 2012 London Olympics in the team pursuit discipline with Dani King and Laura Trott. She also said that this was the first time she had been knocked off her cycle in her nine-year career. Rowsell thanked all the well-wishers for their support “Thank you everyone for your messages.”
After a successful junior career Rowsell went on to win three gold medals at the World Championships followed by gold at last year’s Olympics. She received an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for her services to cycling in the 2013 New Year’s Honour List.
Her accident follows a spate of recent cycling collisions. Mark Cavendish hit a car last November and Sir Bradley Wiggins was also involved in a car accident in Lancashire the same month.