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Cycling at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's sprint

Women's cycling sprint
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
VenueLondon Velopark
Date5 to 7 August
Competitors18 from 18 nations
Winning time11.218/11.348
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Anna Meares  Australia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Victoria Pendleton  Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Guo Shuang  China
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The women's cycling sprint at the 2012 Olympic Games in London took place at the London Velopark from 5 to 7 August.[1] Anna Meares from Australia won the gold medal and Victoria Pendleton of Great Britain took silver. China's Guo Shuang won the bronze.

Competition format

The sprint event was a single-elimination tournament after seeding via time trial. Each match pits two cyclists against each other in the best-of-three races. Each race consisted of three laps of the track with side-by-side starts.[2]

Schedule

All times are British Summer Time

Date Time Round
Sunday 5 August 2012 11:00 & 16:00 Qualifications / Heats
Monday 6 August 2012 16:45 Quarter-finals
Tuesday 7 August 2012 16:00
17:25
Semi-finals
Final

Results

Qualification

Rank Rider Country Time Avg speed (km/h)
1 Victoria Pendleton  Great Britain 10.724 OR 67.139
2 Anna Meares  Australia 10.805 66.635
3 Guo Shuang  China 11.020 65.335
4 Kristina Vogel  Germany 11.027 65.294
5 Olga Panarina  Belarus 11.080 64.981
6 Lisandra Guerra  Cuba 11.109 64.812
7 Lee Wai Sze  Hong Kong 11.203 64.268
8 Simona Krupeckaitė  Lithuania 11.234 64.091
9 Natasha Hansen  New Zealand 11.241 64.051
10 Lyubov Shulika  Ukraine 11.319 63.609
11 Willy Kanis  Netherlands 11.322 63.593
12 Monique Sullivan  Canada 11.347 63.593
13 Juliana Gaviria  Colombia 11.376 63.291
14 Lee Hye-Jin  South Korea 11.405 63.130
15 Virginie Cueff  France 11.439 62.942
16 Daniela Larreal  Venezuela 11.569 62.235
17 Kayono Maeda  Japan 11.600 62.068
18 Ekaterina Gnidenko  Russia DSQ DSQ

First round

First round repechage

Second round

Second round repechage

9th–12th place classifications

Name Country Time Avg speed (km/h) Rank
Willy Kanis  Netherlands 11.852 60.749 9
Lee Wai Sze  Hong Kong 10
Monique Sullivan  Canada 11
Natasha Hansen  New Zealand 12

Quarter-finals

5th–8th place classifications

Name Country Time Avg speed (km/h) Rank
Simona Krupeckaitė  Lithuania 11.812 60.954 5
Lisandra Guerra  Cuba 6
Lyubov Shulika  Ukraine 7
Olga Panarina  Belarus 8

Semi-finals

Finals

Bronze medal match
Name Country Time (Race 1) Time (Race 2) Rank
Kristina Vogel  Germany 4
Guo Shuang  China 11.532 11.591 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Gold medal match
Name Country Time (Race 1) Time (Race 2) Rank
Victoria Pendleton  Great Britain REL 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Anna Meares  Australia 11.218 11.348 1st, gold medalist(s)

References