Great Britain's Kenny secures gold, Skinner silver in men's sprint at the Olympic Games

James sets Olympic Record in women's sprint, Boudat leads omnium overall after three rounds

Great Britain's Kenny secures gold, Skinner silver in men's sprint

Great Britain continued their dominance on the track during Day 4 at the Olympic Games on Sunday. The nation was guaranteed a gold and silver medal in the men's sprint as Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner faced each other in the final round. It was Kenny who took the victory and his fifth Olympic gold medal, leaving the younger Skinner with the silver medal.

Russia's Denis Dmitriev took the bronze medal after winning his round against Australia's Matthew Glaetzer.

Although the pair of Kenny and Skinner did not start out with the fastest sprints in the qualifying round during the previous day's racing, both went on to win their respective heats in the quarterfinals and semifinals, and advanced through to the gold-medal round.

Boudat leads men's omnium overall, Viviani and Norman Hansen win opening rounds

Elia Viviani (Italy) came out on top in a tense and thrilling men’s elimination to close out the first day in the men’s omnium. The Italian held off Thomas Boudat (France) and Fernando Gaviria (Colombia), while the Frenchman moved into the overall lead after three races. He leads Viviani with 106 points to 104 points, with Mark Cavendish third with 96 points.

After two winning rounds and a new Olympic record in the individual pursuit Lasse Norman Hansen (Denmark) was the first ride to be eliminated in surprise circumstances. The reining Omnium winner showed a lapse in concentration but he was not the only big-name rider to be eliminated early on with Dylan Kennett (New Zealand) and Tim Veldt (Netherlands) two more early casualties.

Roger Kluge soon followed and the door looked open for Mark Cavendish, who started the Elimination in third overall. However he ran off the track and into the centre, ending his race. From there Gaviria looked in control and he moved to the front as the group were reduced to four with Kazushige Kuboki (Japan) the next to wilt.

The Colombian then tried an attack – similar to one he used at the Worlds in London – but this time Viviani and Boudat overhauled him before the line.

In the end Viviani had too much for the Frenchman but after three events the Omnium is wide open.

Denmark’s Lasse Norman Hansen was the winner of the opening round of the men’s omnium; the scratch race, and led the six-round event into rounds two and three, individual pursuit and elimination races, held later in the evening

US rider Bobby Lea tried an attack but couldn’t hold off a chase from Hansen and Roger Kluge of Germany. Hansen and Kluge caught and passed the American and went on to lap the field to take the first two places in the scratch race and the top points.

Thomas Boudat (France) and Glenn O'Shea (Australia) finish just ahead of the bunch sprint for third and fourth points. Road sprinters Fernando Gaviria (Colombia) got the sprint for fifth, Mark Cavendish (Great Britain) was sixth and Elia Vivani (Italy) was seventh to kick off the omnium.

Norman Hansen doubled his points in the men's omnium after winning the individual pursuit with a time of 4:14.982, beating Cavendish and Viviani.

American Lea started the 4,000m individual pursuit with the fastest time of 4:23.942, and it held for almost half of the event until Tim Veldt (Netherlands) stormed through with a time of 4:22.869. As the event continued, the times kept getting faster and Dylan Kennett (New Zealand) took the top time of 4:20.180.

Viviani was matched up against Gael Suter (Switzerland). The Italian caught and passed the Swiss rider halfway through the race and finished with a time of 4:17.453.

The highly anticipated face-off came between Cavendish and Fernando Gaviria (Colombia), both chasing Viviani's top time. The Colombian put almost one second on Cavendish in the first 1,000m, but the Briton brought that back at the 2,000m mark and then moved ahead. Gaviria showed signs of struggle in the last half of the race, and Cavendish caught and passed his rival in the final 1,000m and a time of 4:16.878.

The Frenchman Thomas Boudat also had a fast time, enough to slot in behind Cavendish and Viviani with a time of 4:19.918.

The last match of the individual pursuit was between the top two ranked in the omnium so far, Roger Kluge (Germany) and Norman Hansen both chasing the top time posted in an earlier heat by Cavendish. The Dane crushed Cavendish’s time and closed out the night with 4:14.982.

Great Britain's James sets Olympic Record in women's sprint qualifying round

Great Britain kicked off Day 4 of Olympic track racing with a new Olympic Record as Rebecca James sprinted to the top of the qualification opener for the women's sprint. She finished with the fastest flying 200-metre time of 10.721. Her compatriot Katy Marchant had the second fastest time of 10.787, while Hong Kong's Wai Sze Lee finished third fastest in 10.800.

World record holder from Germany Kristina Vogel finished with the sixth fastest time during the qualifying round in 10.865, her world record sits at 10.384. The top 18 finishers in the women's sprint qualifying round advance to the 1/16th finals.

There were nine heats for the women's 1/16th finals and the women who advanced to the 1/8th final rounds were James, Marchant, Wai Sze Lee (Hong Kong), Elis Liftlee (Netherlands), Tianshi Zhong (China), Vogel, Anastasiia Voinova (Russia) and Simona Krupeckaite (Lithuania). The rest went on to contest the 1/16th repackages with Anna Meares, Miriam Welte and Virginie Cueff moving forward.

Full Results

Men's Sprint for gold
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jason Kenny (Great Britain)  
2Callum Skinner (Great Britain)  
Men's Sprint for bronze
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
3Denis Dmitriev (Russia)  
4Matthew Glaetzer (Australia)  
Men's Omnium - Scratch
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lasse Norman Hansen (Denmark)  
2Roger Kluge (Germany)  
3Thomas Boudat (France)  
4Glenn O'Shea (Australia)  
5Fernando Gaviria (Colombia)  
6Mark Cavendish (Great Britain)  
7Elia Viviani (Italy)  
8Gael Suter (Switzerland)  
9Sanghoon Park (Korea)  
10Dylan Kennett (New Zealand)  
11Tim Veldt (Netherlands)  
12Artyom Zakharov (Kazakhstan)  
13Kazushige Kuboki (Japan)  
14Ignacio Prado (Mexico)  
15Gideoni Monteiro (Brazil)  
16Chun Wing Leung (Hong Kong)  
17Bobby Lea (United States)  
18Jasper De Buyst (Belgium)  
Men's Omnium - Individual pursuit
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lasse Norman Hansen (Denmark)0:04:14.982 
2Mark Cavendish (Great Britain)0:04:16.878 
3Elia Viviani (Italy)0:04:17.453 
4Roger Kluge (Germany)0:04:18.907 
5Thomas Boudat (France)0:04:19.918 
6Dylan Kennett (New Zealand)0:04:20.180 
7Tim Veldt (Netherlands)0:04:22.856 
8Bobby Lea (United States Of America)0:04:23.942 
9Gideoni Monteiro (Brazil)0:04:25.808 
10Fernando Gaviria Rendon (Colombia)0:04:26.649 
11Glenn O'shea (Australia)0:04:28.350 
12Sanghoon Park (Korea)0:04:29.079 
13Chun Wing Leung (Hong Kong, China)0:04:29.162 
14Ignacio Prado (Mexico)0:04:29.396 
15Artyom Zakharov (Kazakhstan)0:04:32.503 
16Jasper De Buyst (Belgium)0:04:36.246 
17Gael Suter (Switzerland)0:04:36.674 
18Kazushige Kuboki (Japan)0:04:39.889 
Men's Omnium - Elimination
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elia Viviani (Italy)  
2Thomas Boudat (France)  
3Fernando Gaviria (Colombia)  
4Kazushige Kuboki (Japan)  
5Artyom Zakharov (Kazakhstan)  
6Gideoni Monteiro (Brazil)  
7Mark Cavendish (Great Britain)  
8Gael Suter (Switzerland)  
9Ignacio Prado (Mexico)  
10Glenn O'Shea (Australia)  
11Bobby Lea (United States)  
12Roger Kluge (Germany)  
13Chun Wing Leung (Hong Kong)  
14Sanghoon Park (Korea)  
15Jasper De Buyst (Belgium)  
16Tim Veldt (Netherlands)  
17Dylan Kennett (New Zealand)  
18Lasse Norman Hansen (Denmark)  
Men's Omnium Overall
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Boudat (France)106 pts
2Elia Viviani (Italy)104 
3Mark Cavendish (Great Britain)96 
4Roger Kluge (Germany)90 
5Fernando Gaviria (Colombia)90 
6Lasse Norman Hansen (Denmark)86 
7Glenn O'Shea (Australia)76 
8Gideoni Monteiro (Brazil)66 
9Artyom Zakharov (Kazakhstan)62 
10Dylan Kennett (New Zealand)60 
11Gael Suter (Switzerland)60 
12Tim Veldt (Netherlands)58 
13Kazushige Kuboki (Japan)56 
14Sanghoon Park (Korea)56 
15Bobby Lea (United States)54 
16Ignacio Prado (Mexico)52 
17Chun Wing Leung (Hong Kong)42 
18Jasper De Buyst (Belgium)28 
Women's Sprint Qualifying
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rebecca James (Great Britain)0:00:10.721 
2Katy Marchant (Great Britain)0:00:10.787 
3Wai Sze Lee (Hong Kong, China)0:00:10.800 
4Elis Ligtlee (Netherlands)0:00:10.803 
5Tianshi Zhong (People's Republic of China)0:00:10.820 
6Kristina Vogel (Germany)0:00:10.865 
7Natasha Hansen (New Zealand)0:00:10.871 
8Stephanie Morton (Australia)0:00:10.875 
9Anna Meares (Australia)0:00:10.947 
10Simona Krupeckaite (Lithuania)0:00:10.978 
11Anastasiia Voinova (Russian Federation)0:00:10.985 
12Kate O'brien (Canada)0:00:11.020 
13Laurine Van Riessen (Netherlands)0:00:11.023 
14Miriam Welte (Germany)0:00:11.038 
15Jinjie Gong (People's Republic of China)0:00:11.068 
16Virginie Cueff (France)0:00:11.099 
17Monique Sullivan (Canada)0:00:11.143 
18Olga Ismayilova (Azerbaijan)0:00:11.152 
19Tania Calvo Barbero (Spain)0:00:11.162 
20Lisandra Guerra Rodriguez (Cuba)0:00:11.171 
21Fatehah Mustapa (Malaysia)0:00:11.207 
22Daria Shmeleva (Russian Federation)0:00:11.230 
23Olivia Podmore (New Zealand)0:00:11.315 
24Juliana Gaviria Rendon (Colombia)0:00:11.505 
25Sandie Clair (France)0:00:11.517 
26Helena Casas Roige (Spain)0:00:11.707 
27Ebtissam Mohamed (Egypt)0:00:12.920 
Women's sprint 1/16th finals - Heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rebecca James (Great Britain)  
2Olga Ismayilova (Azerbaijan)  
Women's sprint 1/16th finals - Heat 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katy Marchant (Great Britain)  
2Monique Sullivan (Canada)  
Women's sprint 1/16th finals - Heat 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Wai Sze Lee (Hong Kong)  
2Virginie Cueff (France)  
Women's sprint 1/16th finals - Heat 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elis Ligtlee (Netherlands)  
2Jinjie Gong (China)  
Women's sprint 1/16th finals - Heat 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tianshi Zhong (China)  
2Miriam Welte (Germany)  
Women's sprint 1/16th finals - Heat 6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kristina Vogel (Germany)  
2Laurine Van Riessen (Netherlands)  
Women's sprint 1/16th finals - Heat 7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Natasha Hansen (New Zealand)  
2Kate O'Brien (Canada)  
Women's sprint 1/16th finals - Heat 8
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anastasiia Voinova (Russia)  
2Stephanie Morton (Australia)  
Women's sprint 1/16th finals - Heat 9
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Simona Krupeckaite (Lithuania)  
2Anna Meares (Australia)  
Women's sprint 1/16th repechages - Heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anna Meares (Australia)  
2Olga Ismayilova (Azerbaijan)  
3Laurine Van Riessen (Netherlands)  
Women's sprint 1/16th repechages - Heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Miriam Welte (Germany)  
2Kate O'Brien (Canada)  
3Monique Sullivan (Canada)  
Women's sprint 1/16th repechages - Heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Virginie Cueff (France)  
2Stephanie Morton (Australia)  
3Jinjie Gong (China)   

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