Ireland's Caroline Ryan has claimed a bronze medal in the women’s points race at the UCI World Track Championships in Melbourne.

The points race, which takes place over 100 laps of the velodrome, was won by Russia's Anastasia Chulkova, with Jasmin Glaesser of Canada in second.

Ryan was one of a group of four riders who gained a lap during the event, earing her 20 points and finished third in two sprints for a total of 24 points.

Chulkova finished on 31 points while Glaesser claimed 28.

Ryan will now compete in the individual pursuit on Sunday, a discipline where she finished ninth last year.

Irish interest continues on Friday with Martyn Irvine continuing his quest to secure his Olympic qualification when the Omnium event resumes.

Irvine currently sits in 10th place overall after the first three events. Also in action is Shannon McCurley who rides in the Women’s Scratch race.