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Cycling at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's Keirin

The men's Keirin at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro took place at the Rio Olympic Velodrome on 16 August.[1]

Men's Keirin
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
Venue Rio Olympic Velodrome
Date 16 August
Competitors 27 from 18 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Jason Kenny  Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Matthijs Büchli  Netherlands
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Azizulhasni Awang  Malaysia
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Cycling at the
2016 Summer Olympics
List of cyclists
Qualification
Road cycling
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Road race   men   women
Time trial men women
Track cycling
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Sprint men women
Team sprint men women
Keirin men women
Team pursuit men women
Omnium men women
Mountain biking
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Cross-country men women
BMX
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BMX men women

The medals were presented by HRH Prince Tunku Imran, IOC member, Malaysia and Dr Wagih Azzam, Vice President of the UCI.

Contents

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.

ScheduleEdit

All times are Brasília Time

Date Time Round
Tuesday 16 August 2016 10:18 & 18:14 Round 1, repechage, round 2 and final

ResultsEdit

First roundEdit

Top two in each heat qualified directly for the second round; the remainder advanced to the first round repechages.[2]

  • R1 Relegation for moving down towards the inside of the track and forcing other competitor off the track
  • R2 Relegation and Warning for moving down towards the inside of the track when a rival was already there

First round RepechagesEdit

The winner of each heat qualified for the second round.[3]

  • R3 Relegation for entering the sprinter's lane when the opponent was already there

Second roundEdit

First three riders in each semi qualified for the final; the remainder advanced to the small final (for places 7-12).[4]

FinalsEdit

The final classification is determined in the ranking finals.[5]

Final (places 7–12)Edit

Rank Rider Time Note
7   Sam Webster (NZL)
8   Michaël D'Almeida (FRA) +0.009
9   Krzysztof Maksel (POL) +0.107
10   Matthew Glaetzer (AUS) +0.322
11   François Pervis (FRA) +0.406
12   Christos Volikakis (GRE) +0.514

Final (places 1–6)Edit

Rank Rider Time Note
    Jason Kenny (GBR)
    Matthijs Büchli (NED) +0.040
    Azizulhasni Awang (MAS) +0.085
4   Joachim Eilers (GER) +0.110
5   Fabián Puerta (COL) +0.113
6   Damian Zieliński (POL) +0.594

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cycling at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's keirin". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 22 September 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "First Round" (PDF). Rio 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "First Round Repechages" (PDF). Rio 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Second Round" (PDF). Rio 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "Results and Final Classification" (PDF). Rio 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016.