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Cycling at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's Keirin

The men's Keirin at the 2012 Olympic Games in London took place at the London Velopark on 7 August.[1]

Men's Keirin
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Venue London Velopark
Date 7 August
Competitors 18 from 18 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Chris Hoy  Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Maximilian Levy  Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Simon van Velthooven  New Zealand
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Teun Mulder  Netherlands
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Qualification

Chris Hoy from Great Britain won the gold medal.

Contents

Competition formatEdit

The Keirin races involve 6.5 laps of the track behind a pace-setter, followed by a 2.5 lap sprint to the finish. The tournament consisted of preliminary heats and repechages, a semi-finals round, and the finals. The heats and repechages narrowed the field to 12. The semi-finals divided the remaining 12 into six finalists. The final round also included a ranking race for 7th to 12th place.[2]

ScheduleEdit

All times are British Summer Time

Date Time Round
Tuesday 7 August 2012 10:00 & 16:35 Round 1, repechage, round 2 and final

ResultsEdit

First roundEdit

Heat 1Edit

Rank Rider Country
1 Chris Hoy   Great Britain
2 Simon van Velthooven   New Zealand
3 Juan Peralta   Spain
4 Sergey Borisov   Russia
5 Njisane Phillip   Trinidad and Tobago
6 Kazunari Watanabe   Japan

Heat 2Edit

Rank Rider Country
1 Maximilian Levy   Germany
2 Teun Mulder   Netherlands
3 Hersony Canelón   Venezuela
4 Kamil Kuczynski   Poland
5 Shane Perkins   Australia
6 Zhang Miao   China

Heat 3Edit

Rank Rider Country
1 Mickaël Bourgain   France
2 Azizulhasni Awang   Malaysia
3 Fabian Puerta   Colombia
4 Joseph Veloce   Canada
5 Denis Špička   Czech Republic
6 Christos Volikakis   Greece

RepechagesEdit

Heat 1Edit

Rank Rider Country
1 Christos Volikakis   Greece
2 Juan Peralta   Spain
3 Njisane Phillip   Trinidad and Tobago
4 Joseph Veloce   Canada
5 Sergey Borisov   Russia
6 Zhang Miao   China

Heat 2Edit

Rank Rider Country
1 Kazunari Watanabe   Japan
2 Hersony Canelón   Venezuela
3 Shane Perkins   Australia
4 Kamil Kuczynski   Poland
5 Fabian Puerta   Colombia
6 Denis Špička   Czech Republic

Second roundEdit

Heat 1Edit

Rank Rider Country
1 Chris Hoy   Great Britain
2 Azizulhasni Awang   Malaysia
3 Teun Mulder   Netherlands
4 Njisane Phillip   Trinidad and Tobago
5 Juan Peralta   Spain
6 Christos Volikakis   Greece

Heat 2Edit

Rank Rider Country
1 Maximilian Levy   Germany
2 Simon van Velthooven   New Zealand
3 Shane Perkins   Australia
4 Mickaël Bourgain   France
5 Hersony Canelón   Venezuela
6 Kazunari Watanabe   Japan

FinalsEdit

1st to 6thEdit

Rank Rider Country
  Chris Hoy   Great Britain
  Maximilian Levy   Germany
  Simon van Velthooven   New Zealand
  Teun Mulder   Netherlands
5 Shane Perkins   Australia
6 Azizulhasni Awang   Malaysia

7th to 12thEdit

Rank Rider Country
7 Njisane Phillip   Trinidad and Tobago
8 Mickaël Bourgain   France
9 Christos Volikakis   Greece
10 Juan Peralta   Spain
11 Kazunari Watanabe   Japan
12 Hersony Canelón   Venezuela

ReferencesEdit