Cycling at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's sprint

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.

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 place, gold medalist(s) Anna Meares  Australia
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Victoria Pendleton  Great Britain
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Guo Shuang  China
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Competition formatEdit

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]

ScheduleEdit

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

ResultsEdit

QualificationEdit

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 roundEdit

First round repechageEdit

Second roundEdit

Second round repechageEdit

9th–12th place classificationsEdit

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-finalsEdit

5th–8th place classificationsEdit

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-finalsEdit

FinalsEdit

Bronze medal match
Name Country Time (Race 1) Time (Race 2) Rank
Kristina Vogel   Germany 4
Guo Shuang   China 11.532 11.591  
Gold medal match
Name Country Time (Race 1) Time (Race 2) Rank
Victoria Pendleton   Great Britain REL  
Anna Meares   Australia 11.218 11.348  

ReferencesEdit