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Great Britain tops cycling medal table at Olympic Games

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Cycling News
Published:
August 13, 2012, 16:55 BST,
Updated:
August 13, 2012, 22:18 BST
Edition:
Second Edition Cycling News, Monday, August 13, 2012
Race:
2012 Olympic Games
Sir Chris Hoy won the fifth Olympic gold medal of his career with victory in the team sprint in London.

Sir Chris Hoy won the fifth Olympic gold medal of his career with victory in the team sprint in London.

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Nineteen nations take home medals from London cycling events

Nineteen different nations won cycling medals at the 2012 London Olympics, with Great Britain leading the field with 12, eight of them gold. Germany and Australia followed with six medals each.

Great Britain, USA, Germany and Australia were the only nations to take at least one gold, silver and bronze, each.

The first events were on the road, where Great Britain took two medals in the time trial, with Bradley Wiggins winning gold and Chris Froome bronze. They rounded out their collection with Elizabeth Armitstead's silver in the women's road race. Germany took two silver medals, in the two time trials, while Olga Zabelinskaya of Russia took bronze in both women's races.

Great Britain dominated the track events, taking seven of the ten events, and a total of nine medals. Australia had five medals, including one gold; German had three medals, with one of each; and Denmark's only cycling medal was gold in the Omnium.

On the BMX course, golds went to Latvia and Colombia, who also won bronze as the only multiple winner.

The mountain bikers took the last medals, with the golds going to the Czech Republic and France, with no country winning more than one medal.

In total, nine nations won more than one medal: Great Britain twelve; Germany and Australia six each; USA and France four each; Netherlands, Colombia, and China three each; and Russia, two.

One medal each went to Kazakhstan, Norway, Czech Republic,Switzerland, Italy, Lataiva, New Zealand, Denmark, Canada and Hong Kong.

Medal standings

# Country Gold    Silver    Bronze    Total
1 Great Britain 8  2  2  12
2 Germany 1  4  1  6
3 France 1  3  0  4
4 Australia 1  2  3  6
5 United States 1  2  1  4
6 Colombia 1  1  1  3
7 Netherlands  1  0  2  3
8 Kazakhstan  1  0  0  1
8 Denmark  1  0  0  1
8 Latvia  1  0  0  1
8 Czech Republic  1  0  0  1
12 China  0  2  1  3
13 New Zealand  0  1  2  3
14 Switzerland  0  1  0  1
15 Russia  0  0  2  2
16 Canada  0  0  1  1
16 Hong Kong  0  0  1  1
16 Norway  0  0  1  1
16 Italy  0  0  1  1
    18  18 19  55

Cycling Event Medalists

Road Race Men
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Alexander Vinokourov (Kazakhstan)    
2 Rigoberto Uran (Colombia)    
3 Alexander Kristoff (Norway)    
Road Race Women
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Marianne Vos (Netherlands)    
2 Elizabeth Armitstead (Great Britain)    
3 Olga Zabelinskaya (Russia)    
Time Trial Men
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Bradley Wiggins (Great Britain)    
2 Tony Martin (Germany)    
3 Christopher Froome (Great Britain)    
Time Trial Women
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Kristin Armstrong (United States of America)    
2 Judith Arndt (Germany)    
3 Olga Zabelinskaya (Russian Federation)    
Men's Team Sprint
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Great Britain (Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny, Chris Hoy)    
2 France (Gregory Bauge, Michael d'Almeida, Kevin Sireau)    
3 Germany ( Rene Enders, Robert Forstemann, Max Levy)    
Women's Team Sprint
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Germany (Kristina Vogel, Miriam Welte)    
2 China (Guo Shuang, Gong Jinjie)    
3 Australia (Anna Meares, Kaarle McCulloch)    
Men's Team Pursuit
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Great Britain (Edward Clancy, Steven Burke, Peter Kennaugh, Geraint Thomas)    
2 Australia (Jack Bobridge, Glenn O'Shea, Rohan Dennis, Michael Hepburn)    
3 New Zealand (Sam Bewley, Marc Ryan, Jesse Sergent, Aaron Gate)    
Women's Team Pursuit
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Great Britain (Dani King, Laura Trott, Joanna Rowsell)    
2 United States (Sarah Hammer, Dotsie Bausch, Lauren Tamayo)    
3 Canada (Tara Whitten, Gillian Carleton, Jasmin Glaesser)    
Women's Keirin
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Victoria Pendleton (Great Britain)    
2 Shuang Guo (People's Republic of China)    
3 Wai Sze Lee (Hong Kong, China)    
Men's Omnium
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Lasse Norman Hansen (Denmark)    
2 Bryan Coquard (France)    
3 Edward Clancy (Great Britain)    
Men's Individual Sprint
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jason Kenny (Great Britain)    
2 Gregory Bauge (France)    
3 Shane Perkins (Australia)    
Men's Keirin
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Chris Hoy (Great Britain)    
2 Maximilian Levy (Germany)    
3 Steven van Velthooven (New Zealand) and Teun Mulder (Netherlands) (dead heat)    
Women's Individual Sprint
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Anna Meares (Australia)    
2 Victoria Pendleton (Great Britain)    
3 Shuang Guo (China)    
Women's Omnium
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Laura Trott (Great Britain)    
2 Sarah Hammer (United States of America)    
3 Annette Edmondson (Australia)    
Men's BMX
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Maris Strombergs (Latvia)    
2 Sam Willoughby (Australia)    
3 Carlos Mario Oquendo Zabala (Colombia)    
Women's BMX
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Mariana Pajon (Colombia)    
2 Sarah Walker (New Zealand)    
3 Laura Smulders (Netherlands)    
Women's Mountainbike
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Julie Bresset (France)    
2 Sabine Spitz (Germany)    
3 Georgia Gould (United States of America)    
Men's Mountainbike
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jaroslav Kulhavy (Czech Republic)    
2 Nino Schurter (Switzerland)    
3 Marco Fontana (Italy)    

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