Cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's individual pursuit
|Women's individual pursuit|
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
|Dates||August 15 (preliminaries)|
August 16 (semifinals)
August 17 (final)
|Competitors||13 from 11 nations|
The first round of this track cycling event consisted of head-to-head races over a 3000 m distance, but with the results being treated as time trial results rather than elimination rounds. The top eight times from the first round qualified the cyclists for the elimination round, and either or both of the cyclists in each first round race could move on. In the match round, the eight cyclists were paired off according to the seeding from the first round. The winner of each match round match advanced to the final, while the four losers were given final rankings (5th through 8th) based on their times in the match round. The four finalists were placed into the gold medal match and bronze medal match based on their times in the match round.
The thirteen cyclists were matched into six two-rider heats and one heat of a single rider in the preliminary round. The eight riders with the fastest recorded times progressed to the match rounds.
In the match round, the top eight riders from the preliminaries were matched together, 1 vs. 8, 2 vs. 7, 3 vs. 6, and 4 vs. 5, for the semifinals. In the semifinals, the winner of each match advanced to race for a medal; the two fastest raced for gold and silver, while the two slower winners faced each other for the bronze.
|Friday, 15 August 2008||18:00||Qualification|
|Saturday, 16 August 2008||17:05||Match round|
|Sunday, 17 August 2008||17:05||Final|
|1||6||Wendy Houvenaghel||Great Britain||3:28.443||Q|
|2||7||Rebecca Romero||Great Britain||3:28.641||Q|
|4||5||Alison Shanks||New Zealand||3:34.312||Q|
|5||6||Sarah Hammer||United States||3:35.471||Q|
|8||2||Lada Kozlíková||Czech Republic||3:39.561||Q|
|10||4||María Luisa Calle||Colombia||3:41.175|
|13||1||Evelyn García||El Salvador||3:56.849|
Qualification rule: Two fastest cyclists advance to the gold medal match (Q), while the next two to the bronze medal match (q).
|1||3||Rebecca Romero||Great Britain||3:27.703||Q|
|2||4||Wendy Houvenaghel||Great Britain||3:27.829||Q|
|4||1||Alison Shanks||New Zealand||3:32.478||q|
|5||1||Sarah Hammer||United States||3:34.237|
|8||4||Lada Kozlíková||Czech Republic||DNF|
- Bronze medal match
|4||Alison Shanks||New Zealand||3:34.156|
- Gold medal match
|Rebecca Romero||Great Britain||3:28.321|
|Wendy Houvenaghel||Great Britain||3:30.395|
- "Competition Format". The Official Website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Archived from the original on 2008-08-15. Retrieved 2008-08-16.
- "Beijing 2008: Cycling - Women's Individual Pursuit Qualification" (PDF). Beijing 2008. LA84 Foundation. 15 August 2008. p. 1336. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
- "Beijing 2008: Cycling - Women's Individual Pursuit Semifinals" (PDF). Beijing 2008. LA84 Foundation. 15 August 2008. p. 1337. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
- "Beijing 2008: Cycling - Women's Individual Pursuit Finals" (PDF). Beijing 2008. LA84 Foundation. 15 August 2008. p. 1338. Retrieved 14 October 2013.