Cycling at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's team sprint

The women's cycling team sprint at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro took place on 12 August 2016.[1]

Women's team sprint cycling
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
VenueRio Olympic Velodrome
Date12 August
Competitors18 from 9 nations
Winning time32.107
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Gong Jinjie
Zhong Tianshi
 China
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Daria Shmeleva
Anastasia Voynova
 Russia
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Kristina Vogel
Miriam Welte
 Germany
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The event was won by the Chinese pairing of Gong Jinjie and Zhong Tianshi over the Russian pairing of Daria Shmeleva and Anastasia Voynova. The defending champions, Germans Kristina Vogel and Miriam Welte, won the bronze medal.

The medals were presented by Yang Yang, IOC member, China and Marian Stenina, Member of the UCI Management Committee.

Competition formatEdit

The women's team sprint race consists of a two-lap race between two teams of two cyclists, starting on opposite sides of the track. Each member of the team must lead for one of the laps.

ScheduleEdit

All times are Brasília Time (UTC-03:00)

Date Time Round
Friday 12 August 2016 16:00 Qualifications and final

ResultsEdit

QualificationEdit

The fastest 8 teams qualify for the first round.[2]

Rank Country Cyclists Result Notes
1   China Gong Jinjie
Zhong Tianshi
32.305 Q, OR
2   Russia Daria Shmeleva
Anastasia Voynova
32.655 Q
3   Germany Kristina Vogel
Miriam Welte
32.673 Q
4   Australia Anna Meares
Stephanie Morton
32.881 Q
5   Netherlands Laurine van Riessen
Elis Ligtlee
33.189 Q
6   France Sandie Clair
Virginie Cueff
33.625 Q
7   Canada Kate O'Brien
Monique Sullivan
33.735 Q
8   Spain Tania Calvo
Helena Casas
33.891 Q
9   New Zealand Natasha Hansen
Olivia Podmore
34.346
  • Q = qualified

First roundEdit

First round heats are held as follows:
Heat 1: 4th v 5th qualifier
Heat 2: 3rd v 6th qualifier
Heat 3: 2nd v 7th qualifier
Heat 4: 1st v 8th qualifier

The heat winners are ranked on time, from which the top 2 proceed to the gold medal final and the other 2 proceed to the bronze medal final.[3]

Rank Heat Country Cyclists Result Notes
1 4   China Gong Jinjie
Zhong Tianshi
31.928 QG, WR, OR
2 3   Russia Daria Shmeleva
Anastasia Voynova
32.324 QG
3 1   Australia Anna Meares
Stephanie Morton
32.636 QB
4 2   Germany Kristina Vogel
Miriam Welte
32.806 QB
5 1   Netherlands Laurine van Riessen
Elis Ligtlee
32.792
6 2   France Sandie Clair
Virginie Cueff
33.517
7 4   Spain Tania Calvo
Helena Casas
33.531
8 3   Canada Kate O'Brien
Monique Sullivan
33.684
  • QG = qualified for gold medal final
  • QB = qualified for bronze medal final

FinalsEdit

The final classification is determined in the medal finals.[4]

Rank Country Cyclists Result Notes
Bronze medal final
    Germany Kristina Vogel
Miriam Welte
32.636
4   Australia Anna Meares
Stephanie Morton
32.658
Gold medal final
    China Gong Jinjie
Zhong Tianshi
32.107
    Russia Daria Shmeleva
Anastasia Voynova
32.401

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cycling at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's team sprint". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 6 August 2016. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Qualifying" (PDF). Rio 2016. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2016-10-10. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  3. ^ "First Round" (PDF). Rio 2016. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2016-10-10. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Results and Final Classification" (PDF). Rio 2016. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2016-10-10. Retrieved 8 October 2016.