Great Britain take gold, set world record in men's team pursuit

China set world record, take gold in women's team sprint, Kenny sets Olympic record

Great Britain take gold, set world record in men's team pursuit

Great Britain won a thrilling finale against Australia to win gold in the men’s team pursuit, setting a new world record in the process with a time of 3:50.265. Bradley Wiggins, Steve Burke, Owain Doull, and Ed Clancy were pushed to the wire by an Australian team that led until the final few laps before cracks started to appear in the line-up.

At the half way point Australia had been up by 0.7 of second and looked on course to take the gold medal despite Great Britain breaking the world record in their semi-final against New Zealand.

The Australian’s – consisting of Alexander Edmondson, Jack Bobridge, Michael Hepburn and Sam Welsford - started fastest and it took the majority of the race before the defending champions were able to draw level. When Australia lost a man with six laps remaining the tables began to turn, but there was still time for a dramatic finish with Great Britain losing one man and then seeing a gap form between their remaining three riders. However they held on to take gold and set their second world record of the evening. The win also marked Bradley Wiggins fifth Olympic gold medal and Ed Clancy’s third.

In the race for bronze Denmark (3:53.789) had too much for New Zealand (3:56.753). The Danish foursome of Lasse Norman Hansen, Niklas Larsen, Frederik Madsen and Casper Von Folsach, always had their rivals under control but lost out to Australia earlier in the evening in their semi-final heat.

"It's hard not to come off the track and spout a load of cliches but really, the last 12 months we have done everything together,” Wiggins told the BBC after the gold medal ride.

"Training camps at altitude, early starts and late finishes. Cycling on Christmas Day. It was all for this and we've done it. These three guys here are amazing.

"When you have guys like that it makes your life easier. I was trying not to think about winning but these guys have been bouncing off the ceiling all afternoon. It was fantastic."

China set world record on way to gold medal in women's team sprint

China’s Tiansh Zhong and Jinjie Gong bounced back from missing out on gold at the World Championships with a comprehensive victory in the women’s team sprint. China’s Tiansh Zhong and Jinjie Gong qualified fastest and then put Russia to the sword in a repeat match up from the World Championships. The Chinese team posted a time of 32.107, with Russia taking silver in a time of 32.401.

At the world championships in London the Chinese teams celebrated a win over Russia in the finally only to be disqualified a few minutes later due to an illegal change.

In the race for bronze German edged out Autarlia’s Anna Meares and Stephanie Morton. The Australian pair enjoyed the faster start but Germany’s Kristina Vogel, 25, put in a scintillating final lap to rescue a bronze medal. The German team posted a time of 32.636 with Australia finishing in a time of 32.658. The Germans beat Australia to bronze at the World Championships earlier in the season.

China had qualified fastest with a time of 32.305. They topped the standings ahead of Russia and 2012 Olympic Games champions Germany. Australia’s Anna Meares and Stephanie Morton took fourth in a time of 32.881.

Kenny breaks Olympic record in men's sprint qualifier

Jason Kenny (Great Britain) set a new Olympic record in the men’s sprint qualifying round.

Setting off last, the World and Olympic champion in the event set a time of 9.55 to nudge his teammate Callum Skinner – who had broken the Olympic record earlier in the session in a time of 9.703 – into second. Australia’s Matthew Glaetzer finished third in a time of 9.704.

France’s Gregory Bauge qualified in fifth place with compatriot Francois Pervis in 11th. Last rider to go through was Maximilian Levy who finished in 18th place, in a time of 10.035. Theo Bos (Netherlands) failed to progress on his return to the track in the Olympics. 

Results

Women's Team Sprint Qualifying
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1China0:00:32.305 
 Jinjie Gong  
 Tiansh Zhong  
2Russia0:00:32.655 
 Daria Shmeleva  
 Anastasii Voinova  
3Germany0:00:32.673 
 Mirian Welte  
 Kristina Vogel  
4Australia0:00:32.881 
 Anna Meares  
 Stephanie Morton  
5Netherlands0:00:33.189 
 Laurine Van Riessen  
 Elis Ligtlee  
6France0:00:33.625 
 Sandi Clair  
 Virginie Cueff  
7Canada0:00:33.735 
 Kate O'Brian  
 Monique Sullivan  
8Spain0:00:33.891 
 Tania Calvo Barbero  
 Helena Casas Roige  
9New Zealand824:18:14.400 
 Natasha Hansen  
 Olivia Podmore  
Women's Team Sprint Round 1 Heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Australia0:00:32.636 
 Anna Meares  
 Stephanie Morton  
2Netherlands0:00:32.792 
 Laurine Van Riessen  
 Elis Ligtlee  
Women's Team Sprint Round 1 Heat 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Germany0:00:32.806 
 Mirian Welte  
 Kristina Vogel  
2France0:00:33.517 
 Sandi Clair  
 Virginie Cueff  
Women's Team Spritn Round 1 Heat 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Russia0:00:32.324 
 Daria Shmeleva  
 Anastasii Voinova  
2Canada0:00:33.684 
 Kate O'Brian  
 Monique Sullivan  
Women's Team Sprint Round 1 Heat 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1China0:00:31.928 
 Jinjie Gong  
 Tiansh Zhong  
2Spain0:00:33.531 
 Tania Calvo Barbero  
 Helena Casas Roige  
Women's Team Sprint Bronze Medal Race
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
3Germany0:00:32.636 
 Mirian Welte  
 Kristina Vogel  
4Australia0:00:32.658 
 Anna Meares  
 Stephanie Morton  
Women's Team Sprint Gold Medal Race
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1China0:00:32.107 
 Jinjie Gong  
 Tiansh Zhong  
2Russia0:00:32.401 
 Daria Shmeleva  
 Anastasii Voinova  

 

Men's Sprint Qualifying
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jason Kenny (Great Britain)0:00:09.551 
2Callum Skinner (Great Britain)0:00:00.152 
3Matthew Glaetzer (Australia)0:00:00.153 
4Denis Dmitriev (Russia)0:00:00.223 
5Gregory Bauge (France)0:00:00.256 
6Njisane Phillip (Trinidad)0:00:00.262 
7Damian Zielinski (Poland)0:00:00.272 
8Jeffrey Hoogland (Netherlands)0:00:00.286 
9Sam Webster (New Zealand)0:00:00.329 
10Edward Dawkins (New Zealand)0:00:00.344 
11Francois Pervis (France)0:00:00.347 
12Joachim Eilers (Germany)0:00:00.357 
13Pavel Kelemen (Czech Republic)0:00:00.418 
14Rafal Sarnecki (Poland)0:00:00.430 
15Chao Xu (China)0:00:00.388 
16Fabian Hernando Puerta Zapata (Colombia)0:00:00.430 
17Patrick Constable (Australia)0:00:00.459 
18Max Levy (germany)0:00:00.484 
Men's Sprint 1/16 Finals Heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jason Kenny (Great Britain)0:00:10.245 
2Maximilian Levy (Germany)0:00:00.066 
Men's Sprint 1/16 Finals Heat 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Callum Skinner (Great Britain)0:00:10.254 
2Patrick Constable (Ausralia)0:00:00.071 
Men's Sprint 1/16 Finals Heat 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matthew Glaetzer (Asutralia)0:00:10.299 
2Fabian Hernando Puerta Zapata (Colombia)0:00:00.058 
Men's Sprint 1/16 Finals Heat 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Denis Dmitriev (Russia)0:00:10.141 
2Rafal Sarnecki (Pol)0:00:00.036 
Men's Sprint 1/16 Finals Heat 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Gregory Bauge (France)0:00:10.214 
2Pavel Kelemen (Czech Republic)0:00:00.050 
Men's Sprint 1/16 Finals Heat 6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Chao Xu (China)0:00:10.373 
2Njisane Phillip (Trinidad)0:00:00.145 
Men's Sprint 1/16 Finals Heat 7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joachim Eilers (Germany)0:00:10.428 
2Damian Zielinski (Poland)0:00:00.041 
Men's Sprint 1/16 Finals Heat 8
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jeffrey Hoogland (Netherlands)0:00:10.181 
2Francois Pervis (France)0:00:00.052 
Men's Sprint 1/6 Finals Heat 9
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sam Webtser (New Zealand)0:00:10.159 
2Ed Dawkins (New Zealand)0:00:00.150 
Men's Sprint Repechage Heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Maximilian Levy (Germany)0:00:10.356 
2Edward Dawkins (New Zealand)0:00:00.024 
3Njisane Phillip (Trinidad)0:00:01.429 
Men's Sprint Repechage Heat 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Patrick Constable (Australia)0:00:10.363 
2Damian Zielinski (Poland)0:00:00.028 
3Pavel Kelemen (Czech Republic)0:00:00.378 
Men's Sprint Repechage Heat 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fabian Hernando Puerta Zapata (Colombia)0:00:10.272 
2Rafal Sarnecki (Poland)0:00:00.086 
3Francois Pervis (France)0:00:00.607 

 

Men's Team Pursuit Round 1 Heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Germany0:03:56.903 
 Henning Bommel  
 Nils Schomber  
 Kersten Thiele  
 Domenic Weinstein  
2Switzerland0:04:03.580 
 Olivier Beer  
 Silvan Dillier  
 They Schir  
 Cyrille Thiery  
Men's Team Pursuit Round 1 Heat 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Italy0:03:55.724 
 Simone Consonni  
 Liam Bertazzo  
 Filippo Ganna  
 Francesco Lamon  
2China0:04:04.240 
 Yang Fan  
 Hao Liu  
 Chenlu Qin  
 Pingan Shen  
Men's Team Pursuit Round 1 Heat 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Australia0:03:53.429 
 Alexander Edmondson  
 Jack Bobridge  
 Michael Hepburn  
 Sam Welsford  
2Denmark0:03:53.542 
 Lasse Norman Hamsen  
 Niklas Larsen  
 Frederik Madsen  
 Casper Von Folsach  
Men's Team Pursuit Round 1 Heat 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Great Britain0:03:50.570 
 Ed Clancy  
 Steven Burke  
 Owian Doull  
 Bradley Wiggins  
2New Zealand0:03:55.654 
 Pieter Bulling  
 Aaron Gate  
 Dylan Kennett  
 Regan Gough  
Men's Team Pursuit Finals 7-8
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
7Switzerland0:04:01.786 
 Olivier Beer  
 Silvan Dillier  
 They Schir  
 Cyrille Thiery  
8China0:04:03.687 
 Yang Fan  
 Hao Liu  
 Chenlu Qin  
 Pingan Shen  
Men's Team Pursuit Finals 5-6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
5Germany0:03:59.485 
 Henning Bommel  
 Nils Schomber  
 Kersten Thiele  
 Domenic Weinstein  
6Italy0:04:02.360 
 Simone Consonni  
 Liam Bertazzo  
 Filippo Ganna  
 Francesco Lamon  
Men's Team Pursuit Bronze Medal Race
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
3Denmark0:03:53.789 
 Lasse Norman Hamsen  
 Niklas Larsen  
 Frederik Madsen  
 Casper Von Folsach  
4New Zealand0:03:56.753 
 Pieter Bulling  
 Aaron Gate  
 Dylan Kennett  
 Regan Gough  
Men's Team Pursuit Gold Medal Race
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Great Britain0:03:50.265 
 Ed Clancy  
 Steven Burke  
 Owian Doull  
 Bradley Wiggins  
2Australia0:03:51.008 
 Alexander Edmondson  
 Jack Bobridge  
 Michael Hepburn  
 Sam Welsford  

 

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