Australian star Caroline Buchanan was pipped by just 0.008 seconds, prompting emotional scenes after the women's final at cycling's BMX world championships. Silver medalist Buchanan charged at race leader Alise Post in the final straight but was beaten in a photo finish by the American fiancee of Australian Olympic medallist Sam Willoughby.
Post's victory set off a wave of emotion in the packed stadium in Rock Hill, South Carolina, as she embraced Willoughby in his wheelchair track side. Willoughby was paralysed in a training accident last September and he and Post plan to marry on New Years Eve this year. Buchanan had cruised through to the final, dominating opponents including reigning world champion Mariana Pajon in the earlier rounds.