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Cycling at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's Keirin

The women's Keirin at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro took place at the Rio Olympic Velodrome on 13 August.[1] This was the second time that the event was held at the Olympics, after making its debut in London four years prior.

Women's Keirin
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
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Left-right: James, Ligtlee, Meares
VenueRio Olympic Velodrome
Date13 August
Winning time11.217
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Elis Ligtlee  Netherlands
2nd, silver medalist(s) Becky James  Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Anna Meares  Australia
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The event was won by Elis Ligtlee from the Netherlands, silver went to Becky James from Great Britain and Australia's Anna Meares won bronze.

The previous title holder, Britain's Victoria Pendleton, did not compete as she announced her retirement at the end of the 2012 London Games.

The medals were presented by Timothy Fok, IOC member, Hong Kong and Brian Cookson, President of the UCI.

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
Saturday 13 August 2016 16:00 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 riding on the blue band during the sprint

First round RepechagesEdit

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

Second roundEdit

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

  • R2 Relegation for entering the sprinter's lane when the opponent was already there

FinalsEdit

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

Final (places 7-12)Edit

 
Final 7th–12th
Rank Rider Time Note
7   Lee Wai Sze (HKG)
8   Lee Hye-jin (KOR) +0.059
9   Laurine van Riessen (NED) +0.140
10   Martha Bayona (COL) +0.220
11   Zhong Tianshi (CHN) +0.445
12   Simona Krupeckaitė (LTU) +0.464

Final (places 1-6)Edit

 
Elis Ligtlee winning the final
Rank Rider Time Note
    Elis Ligtlee (NED)
    Becky James (GBR) +0.033
    Anna Meares (AUS) +0.038
4   Anastasia Voynova (RUS) +0.111
5   Liubov Basova (UKR) +0.152
6   Kristina Vogel (GER) +0.163

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cycling at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's keirin". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 22 September 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  2. ^ "First Round" (PDF). Rio 2016. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2016-10-10. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  3. ^ "First Round Repechages" (PDF). Rio 2016. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2016-10-10. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Second Round" (PDF). Rio 2016. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2016-10-10. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Results and Final Classification" (PDF). Rio 2016. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2016-10-10. Retrieved 8 October 2016.