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Cycling at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's Keirin

Women's Keirin
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Podium Cycling at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's Keirin.JPG
Venue London Velopark
Date 3 August
Competitors 18 from 18 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Victoria Pendleton  Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Guo Shuang  China
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Lee Wai Sze  Hong Kong
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The women's Keirin at the 2012 Olympic Games in London took place at the London Velopark on 3 August.[1] Women's Keirin made its debut in this Olympics.

Great Britain's Victoria Pendleton won the gold medal.[2] Guo Shuang from China won silver and Lee Wai Sze took bronze for Hong Kong's only medal of the 2012 Games.


Competition formatEdit

The Keirin races involved 5.5 laps of the track behind a motorcycle, 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 finals round also included a ranking race for 7th to 12th place.[3]


All times are British Summer Time

Date Time Round
Friday 3 August 2012 16:00 Round 1, repechage, round 2 and final


Riders before a heat

First roundEdit

Heat 1Edit

Rank Rider Country
1 Kristina Vogel   Germany
DSQ Ekaterina Gnidenko   Russia
3 Lisandra Guerra   Cuba
4 Juliana Gaviria   Colombia
5 Monique Sullivan   Canada
6 Clara Sanchez   France

Heat 2Edit

Rank Rider Country
1 Victoria Pendleton   Great Britain
2 Anna Meares   Australia
3 Natasha Hansen   New Zealand
4 Fatehah Mustapa   Malaysia
5 Lyubov Shulika   Ukraine
6 Willy Kanis   Netherlands

Heat 3Edit

Rank Rider Country
1 Guo Shuang   China
2 Simona Krupeckaitė   Lithuania
3 Daniela Larreal   Venezuela
4 Lee Wai Sze   Hong Kong
5 Lee Hye-Jin   South Korea
6 Olga Panarina   Belarus


Repechage 1Edit

Rank Rider Country
1 Lee Wai Sze   Hong Kong
2 Willy Kanis   Netherlands
3 Monique Sullivan   Canada
4 Lisandra Guerra   Cuba
5 Olga Panarina   Belarus
6 Juliana Gaviria   Colombia

Repechage 2Edit

Rank Rider Country
1 Clara Sanchez   France
2 Natasha Hansen   New Zealand
3 Daniela Larreal   Venezuela
4 Lyubov Shulika   Ukraine
5 Fatehah Mustapa   Malaysia
6 Lee Hye-Jin   South Korea

Second roundEdit

Heat 1Edit

Rank Rider Country
1 Anna Meares   Australia
2 Monique Sullivan   Canada
3 Lee Wai Sze   Hong Kong
4 Willy Kanis   Netherlands
5 Simona Krupeckaitė   Lithuania
6 Kristina Vogel   Germany

Heat 2Edit

Rank Rider Country
1 Victoria Pendleton   Great Britain
2 Clara Sanchez   France
3 Guo Shuang   China
DSQ Ekaterina Gnidenko   Russia
5 Natasha Hansen   New Zealand
6 Daniela Larreal   Venezuela

7th–12th finalEdit

Rank Rider Country
7 Simona Krupeckaitė   Lithuania
DSQ[4] Ekaterina Gnidenko   Russia
9 Daniela Larreal   Venezuela
10 Kristina Vogel   Germany
11 Natasha Hansen   New Zealand
12 Willy Kanis   Netherlands


Rank Rider Country
  Victoria Pendleton   Great Britain
  Guo Shuang   China
  Lee Wai Sze   Hong Kong
4 Clara Sanchez   France
5 Anna Meares   Australia
6 Monique Sullivan   Canada