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Sprint, Women

Date22 – 24 August 2004
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympiako Podilatodromio, Olympiako Athletiko Kentro Athinon Spiros Loues, Maroussi
Participants12 from 11 countries
FormatQualifying over 3½ laps, or 875 metres. Match races over 3 laps, or 750 metres.

The event was not held over 1,000 metres, as had become standard, but rather the qualifying was 3½ laps of the track, or 875 metres, and the match races were 3 laps, or 750 metres. The 2003-04 World Champion was Russian Svetlana Grankovskaya. The qualifying was led by Australian Anna Meares, who had already won gold in the 500 metre time trial in Athina. In the semi-finals Meares faced Canada’s Lori-Ann Muenzer, who placed on the podium at the worlds in 2000, 2001, and 2004, but had never won a major international. However, in Athina she pipped Meares in three races to advance to the final. In the final, she faced Tamilla Abasova, who had defeated her teammate Grankovskaya in three races in the semis, but was completely unknown. The final was an easy victory for Muenzer as she won in straight races, giving Canada its first ever gold medal in Olympic cycling.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Lori-Ann MuenzerCANGold
2Tamila AbasovaRUSSilver
3Anna MearesAUSBronze
4Svetlana GrankovskayaRUS
5Natallia TsylinskayaBLR
6Katrin MeinkeGER
7Simona KrupeckaitėLTU
8Daniela LarrealVEN
9Vicki PendletonGBR
10Jennie ReedUSA
11Yvonne HijgenaarNED
12Evgeniya RadanovaBUL

Qualifying Round (22 August 2004 — 09:00-09:15)

Classification round - all 12 advanced to round one.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Anna MearesAUS11.291
2Natallia TsylinskayaBLR11.364
3Tamila AbasovaRUS11.364
4Lori-Ann MuenzerCAN11.380
5Yvonne HijgenaarNED11.400
6Simona KrupeckaitėLTU11.430
7Svetlana GrankovskayaRUS11.456
8Daniela LarrealVEN11.597
9Jennie ReedUSA11.622
10Vicki PendletonGBR11.646
11Katrin MeinkeGER11.655
12Evgeniya RadanovaBUL12.457

Round One (22 August 2004 — 16:30-16:50)

Winner of each heat advanced to quarter-finals.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Anna MearesAUS11.927Q
2Evgeniya RadanovaBUL

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Natallia TsylinskayaBLR11.846Q
2Katrin MeinkeGER

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Tamila AbasovaRUS11.714Q
2Vicki PendletonGBR

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Lori-Ann MuenzerCAN11.881Q
2Jennie ReedUSA

Heat Five

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Daniela LarrealVEN11.849Q
2Yvonne HijgenaarNED

Heat Six

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Simona KrupeckaitėLTU11.872Q
2Svetlana GrankovskayaRUS

Round One Repêchage (22 August 2004 — 17:25-17:30)

Winner of each heat advanced to quarter-finals.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Svetlana GrankovskayaRUS12.015Q
2Jennie ReedUSA
3Evgeniya RadanovaBUL

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Katrin MeinkeGER12.132Q
2Yvonne HijgenaarNED
3Vicki PendletonGBR

Quarter-Finals (23 August 2004 — 16:30-16:45, 16:50-17:05, 17:20-17:30)

Best two of three races. Winner of each heat advanced to semi-finals.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Anna MearesAUS2Q
2Katrin MeinkeGER0

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Svetlana GrankovskayaRUS2Q
2Natallia TsylinskayaBLR0

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Tamila AbasovaRUS2Q1
2Simona KrupeckaitėLTU1

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Lori-Ann MuenzerCAN2Q
2Daniela LarrealVEN0

Semi-Finals (24 August 2004 — 16:30-16:40, 16:55-17:05, 17:20-17:25)

Best two of three races. Winner of each heat advanced to final.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Lori-Ann MuenzerCAN2Q
2Anna MearesAUS1

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Tamila AbasovaRUS2Q
2Svetlana GrankovskayaRUS1

Final Round (22 – 24 August 2004)

Match 1/2 (23 August 2004 — 16:45-16:50)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Lori-Ann MuenzerCAN2
2Tamila AbasovaRUS0

Match 3/4 (24 August 2004 — 16:50-16:55)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Anna MearesAUS2
2Svetlana GrankovskayaRUS0
1Yvonne HijgenaarNED
2Evgeniya RadanovaBUL

Match 5-8 (24 August 2004 — 18:20-18:25, 18:45-18:50, 19:15-19:17)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Natallia TsylinskayaBLR12.457
2Katrin MeinkeGER
ACSimona KrupeckaitėLTUDNF
ACDaniela LarrealVENDQ

Match 9-12 (24 August 2004 — 18:25-18:30, 18:50-18:55, 19:17-19:20)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Vicki PendletonGBR12.699
2Jennie ReedUSA
3Yvonne HijgenaarNED
4Evgeniya RadanovaBUL