Emily Kay has claimed a bronze medal in the Women's Omnium event at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Milton, Canada.
Kay impressed throughout the four rounds finishing fifth in the Scratch race, first in the Tempo, eighth in the Elimination and ninth in the Points race for a total of 102 points.
The Women’s Omnium was won by Jennifer Valente of the USA on 134 points with Letizia Paternoster of Italy claiming silver on 114 points.
Emily Kay claims Bronze in the Women's Omnium event 🥉— Cycling Ireland (@CyclingIreland) January 27, 2020
Emily impressed throughout the four rounds finishing 5th in the Scratch, 1st in the Tempo, 8th in the Elimination & 9th in the Points race for a total of 102 points 👏#TeamIreland #TissotUCITrackWC #TWCMilton2020 pic.twitter.com/cbRn7iEmJU
The result topped off a strong showing for Ireland's track cycling squad at the World Cup event.
Mark Downey and Fintan Ryan finished seventh in the Men’s Madison to equal the team’s best result of the 2019/20 World Cup season and boost hopes of securing an Olympic qualification slot.
On Sunday evening the Women’s Madison pairing of Shannon McCurley and Kay further enhanced Ireland’s chances of securing a place on the start line in Tokyo, their seventh place ensuring they remain inside the Olympic qualification zone.
The squad will now turn their attention to the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Berlin from 26 February to 1 March.