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Cycling at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's sprint

The women's sprint event in cycling at the 2004 Summer Olympics consisted of a series of head-to-head matches in which cyclists made three laps around the track. Only the time for the last 200 metres of the 750 metres covered was counted as official time.

MedalistsEdit

  Gold   Silver   Bronze
  Lori-Ann Muenzer (CAN)   Tamilla Abassova (RUS)   Anna Meares (AUS)

RecordsEdit

World Record Olga Slyusareva (RUS) Moscow, Russia 10.831 s April 25, 1993
Olympic Record Michelle Ferris (AUS) Atlanta, United States 11.212 s July 24, 1996

Qualifying roundEdit

Each cyclist covered the course individually in the qualifying round. The times were used to seed the twelve riders for the 1/8 finals.

Rank Name Country Time (s) Avg. Speed (km/h)
1 Anna Meares   Australia 11.291 63.767
2 Natallia Tsylinskaya   Belarus 11.364 63.357
3 Tamilla Abassova   Russia 11.364 63.357
4 Lori-Ann Muenzer   Canada 11.380 63.268
5 Yvonne Hijgenaar   Netherlands 11.400 63.157
6 Simona Krupeckaitė   Lithuania 11.430 62.992
7 Svetlana Grankovskaya   Russia 11.456 62.849
8 Daniela Larreal   Venezuela 11.597 62.085
9 Jennie Reed   United States 11.622 61.951
10 Victoria Pendleton   Great Britain 11.646 61.823
11 Katrin Meinke   Germany 11.655 61.776
12 Evgenia Radanova   Bulgaria 12.457 57.798

1/8 finalEdit

The twelve cyclists competed in six matches of two cyclists each. Winners advanced to the quarterfinals while the defeated riders received a second chance in the 1/8 repechage.

Heat Time Pos Rider Country
Heat 1 11.927 s
1 Anna Meares Australia
2 Evegenia Radanova Bulgaria
Heat 2 11.846 s
1 Natallia Tsylinskaya Belarus
2 Katrin Meinke Germany
Heat 3 11.714 s
1 Tamilla Abassova Russia
2 Victoria Pendleton Great Britain
Heat 4 11.881 s
1 Lori-Ann Muenzer Canada
2 Jennie Reed United States
Heat 5 11.849 s
1 Daniela Greluis Larreal Chirinos Venezuela
2 Yvonne Hijgenaar Netherlands
Heat 6 11.872
1 Simona Krupeckaitė Lithuania
2 Svetlana Grankovskaya Russia

1/8 repechageEdit

The 1/8 repechage consisted of two heats of three cyclists, with the six riders that had been defeated in the 1/8 final competing. The winner of each of the heats returned to the main competition and advanced to the quarterfinal. The losers of the repechage competed in the 9th to 12th place classification.

Heat Time Speed Pos Rider Country
Heat 1 12.015 s 59.925 km/h
1 Svetlana Grankovskaya Russia
2 Jennie Reed United States
3 Evgenia Radanova Bulgaria
Heat 2 12.132 s 59.347 km/h
1 Katrin Meinke Germany
2 Yvonne Hijgenaar Netherlands
3 Victoria Pendleton Great Britain

Classification 9-12Edit

The 9-12 classification was one race in which all four losers from the 1/8 repechage competed. The winner of the classification took 9th place, with the following three places going to the other cyclists in order.

Pos Rider Country Time Speed
1 Victoria Pendleton Great Britain 12.699 s 56.697 km/h
2 Jennie Reed United States
3 Yvonne Hijgenaar Netherlands
4 Evgenia Radanova Bulgaria

QuarterfinalsEdit

The quarterfinals pitted the eight cyclists against each other in four pairwise matches. Each match was a best-of-three race competition. Winners advanced to the semifinals while the losers competed in the 5th to 8th place classification.

Heat Time Pos Rider Country
Heat 1 1st race: 11.916 s
2nd race: 12.048 s
1 Anna Meares Australia
2 Katrin Meinke Germany
Heat 2 1st race: 11.945 s
2nd race: 12.085 s
1 Svetlana Grankovskaya Russia
2 Natallia Tsylinskaya Belarus
Heat 3
1st race: 11.993 s
3rd race: 11.914 s
1 Tamilla Abassova Russia
2nd race: 12.632 s 2 Simona Krupeckaitė Lithuania
Heat 4 1st race: 12.064 s
2nd race: 11.888 s
1 Lori-Ann Muenzer Canada
2 Daniela Greluis Larreal Chirinos Venezuela

Classification 5-8Edit

The 5-8 classification was one race in which all four losers from the quarterfinals competed. The winner of the classification took 5th place, with the following three places going to the other cyclists in order.

Pos Rider Country Time Speed
1 Natallia Tsylinskaya Belarus 11.364 s 63.357 km/h
2 Katrin Meinke Germany
DNF Simona Krupeckaitė Lithuania
DSQ Daniela Greluis Larreal Chirinos Venezuela

SemifinalsEdit

The semifinals were again best-of-three matches. Winners advanced to the final, while losers competed for the bronze medal.

Heat Time Pos Rider Country
SF 1
2nd race: 12.101 s
3rd race: 12.185 s
1 Lori-Ann Muenzer Canada
1st race: 11.802 s 2 Anna Meares Australia
SF 2
2nd race: 11.965 s
3rd race: 11.894 s
1 Tamilla Abassova Russia
1st race: 11.893 s 2 Svetlana Grankovskaya Russia

Bronze medal matchEdit

The bronze medal match was best-of-three.

Pos. Rider Country Time
1 Anna Meares Australia 1st race: 12.042 s
2nd race: 11.822 s
2 Svetlana Grankovskaya Russia

FinalEdit

The final was a best-of-three match; Muenzer won the first two races to eliminate the need for a third.

Pos. Rider Country Time
1 Lori-Ann Muenzer Canada 1st race: 12.126 s
2nd race: 12.140 s
2 Tamilla Abassova Russia

Final classificationEdit

ReferencesEdit