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Sprint, Men

Date17 – 19 August 2008
StatusOlympic
LocationLaoshan Zixingcheguan, Beijing
Participants21 from 15 countries
FormatQualifying over 3½ laps, or 875 metres. Match races over 3 laps, or 750 metres.

As in 2004, the event was not held over 1,000 metres, but rather the qualifying was 3½ laps of the track, or 875 metres, and the match races were 3 laps, or 750 metres. The event was expected to be contested between Chris Hoy of Great Britain and Theo Bos of the Netherlands. Hoy, nicknamed as “The Real McHoy” and “The Flying Scotsman”, was the 2008 World Champion and had already won gold medals in Beijing in the keirin and team sprint. He was somewhat new to the event, coming from the kilo time trial. Bos had been World Champion in 2004 (and Olympic silver medalist), 2006, and 2007, but had disappointed at the 2008 Worlds. Hoy set an Olympic record in qualifying with 9.815 on the fast Beijing track. His teammate, Jason Kenny, placed second with 9.857, while Bos trailed back in ninth place. Hoy and Kenny went thru to the semis, but Bos lost his quarter-final in straight races to France’s Mickael Bourgain. Bourgain had no chance in the semi against Hoy, who recorded 10.260 in the first race of the semi, a very fast time in match racing. The final came down to Hoy against Kenny, with Hoy winning easily in two races. Kenny was a surprise as he was young and was being groomed with an eye towards 2012. Bourgain won the bronze medal by defeating Germany’s Max Levy in the belle race – the deciding race of three.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Chris HoyGBRGold
2Jason KennyGBRSilver
3Mickaël BourgainFRABronze
4Maximilian LevyGER
5Kévin SireauFRA
6Teun MulderNED
7Theo BosNED
8Muhammad Azizulhasni Bin AwangMAS
9Stefan NimkeGER
10Roberto ChiappaITA
11Ryan BayleyAUS
12Kazunari WatanabeJPN
13Mark FrenchAUS
14Tsubasa KitatsuruJPN
15Michael BlatchfordUSA
16Zhang LeiCHN
17Łukasz KwiatkowskiPOL
18Denis DmitriyevRUS
19Adam PtáčníkCZE
20Vasileios ReppasGRE
21Daniel NovikovEST

Qualifying Round (17 – 17 August 2008 — 11:20)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Chris HoyGBR9.815OR
2Jason KennyGBR9.857
3Stefan NimkeGER10.064
4Kévin SireauFRA10.098
5Mickaël BourgainFRA10.123
6Maximilian LevyGER10.199
7Muhammad Azizulhasni Bin AwangMAS10.272
8Roberto ChiappaITA10.314
9Theo BosNED10.318
10Mark FrenchAUS10.337
11Kazunari WatanabeJPN10.346
12Ryan BayleyAUS10.362
13Teun MulderNED10.373
14Tsubasa KitatsuruJPN10.391
15Michael BlatchfordUSA10.470
16Zhang LeiCHN10.497
17Łukasz KwiatkowskiPOL10.504
18Denis DmitriyevRUS10.565
19Adam PtáčníkCZE10.569
20Vasileios ReppasGRE10.966
21Daniel NovikovEST11.187

Round One (17 – 17 August 2008 — 16:30)

Winner of each heat advanced to eighth-finals.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Chris HoyGBR10.607
2Denis DmitriyevRUS

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Jason KennyGBR10.672
2Łukasz KwiatkowskiPOL

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Stefan NimkeGER10.828
2Zhang LeiCHN

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Kévin SireauFRA10.742
2Michael BlatchfordUSA

Heat Five

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Mickaël BourgainFRA10.562
2Tsubasa KitatsuruJPN

Heat Six

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Maximilian LevyGER10.840
2Teun MulderNED

Heat Seven

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Ryan BayleyAUS10.762
2Muhammad Azizulhasni Bin AwangMAS

Heat Eight

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Roberto ChiappaITA10.786
2Kazunari WatanabeJPN

Heat Nine

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Theo BosNED10.959
2Mark FrenchAUS

Round One Repêchage (17 – 17 August 2008 — 17:15)

Winner of each heat advanced to eighth-finals.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Teun MulderNED10.889
2Mark FrenchAUS
3Denis DmitriyevRUS

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Muhammad Azizulhasni Bin AwangMAS10.959
2Tsubasa KitatsuruJPN
3Łukasz KwiatkowskiPOL

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Kazunari WatanabeJPN10.965
2Michael BlatchfordUSA
3Zhang LeiCHN

Eighth-Finals (17 – 17 August 2008 — 17:45)

Winner of each heat advanced to quarter-finals.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Chris HoyGBR10.636
2Kazunari WatanabeJPN

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Jason KennyGBR10.531
2Muhammad Azizulhasni Bin AwangMAS

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Teun MulderNED10.888
2Stefan NimkeGER

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Theo BosNED10.777
2Kévin SireauFRA

Heat Five

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Mickaël BourgainFRA10.734
2Roberto ChiappaITA

Heat Six

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Maximilian LevyGER10.763
2Ryan BayleyAUS

1/8-Final Repêchage (17 – 17 August 2008 — 18:20)

Winner of each heat advanced to quarter-finals.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Kévin SireauFRA10.570
2Kazunari WatanabeJPN
3Ryan BayleyAUS

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Muhammad Azizulhasni Bin AwangMAS11.010
2Stefan NimkeGER
3Roberto ChiappaITA

Quarter-Finals (18 – 18 August 2008 — 17:20)

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

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Chris HoyGBR2
2Muhammad Azizulhasni Bin AwangMAS0

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Jason KennyGBR2
2Kévin SireauFRA0

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Maximilian LevyGER2
2Teun MulderNED0

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Mickaël BourgainFRA2
2Theo BosNED0

Semi-Finals (19 – 19 August 2008 — 16:40)

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

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Chris HoyGBR2
2Mickaël BourgainFRA0

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Jason KennyGBR2
2Maximilian LevyGER0

Final Round (19 – 19 August 2008)

Match 1/2 (19 – 19 August 2008 — 18:40)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Chris HoyGBR2
2Jason KennyGBR0

Match 3/4 (19 – 19 August 2008 — 18:35)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Mickaël BourgainFRA2
2Maximilian LevyGER1

Match 5-8 (19 – 19 August 2008 — 18:50)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Kévin SireauFRA10.719
2Teun MulderNED
3Theo BosNED
4Muhammad Azizulhasni Bin AwangMAS

Match 9-12 (19 – 19 August 2008 — 16:50)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Stefan NimkeGER11.051
2Roberto ChiappaITA
3Ryan BayleyAUS
4Kazunari WatanabeJPN