Australian cyclist Kerby wins individual pursuit gold

Australia's Jordan Kerby celebrates after winning the men's individual pursuit final at the Track Cycling World Championships in Hong Kong, on April 14, 2017

Australia's Jordan Kerby won the men's individual pursuit with a towering victory over Italian defending champion Filippo Ganna at the Track Cycling World Championships on Friday.

Kerby, 24, shrugged off the distraction of a misfiring starting pistol, which forced the race to be aborted and restarted, to clock 4min 17.068 and win by more than four seconds.

Australia's Kelland O'Brien took bronze when he beat Corentin Ermenault of France by 2.527sec with his time of 4:16.909 at the Hong Kong Velodrome.