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Team Sprint, Men

Date15 – 15 August 2008
StatusOlympic
LocationLaoshan Zixingcheguan, Beijing
Participants41 from 13 countries
Olympic Record 43.955 / Germany GER / 21 August 2004

The order of finish at the last three World Championships had been the same – France 1st and Great Britain 2nd. Great Britain led the qualifiers in Beijing, led by Chris Hoy and Jason Kenny, who would later place 1-2 in the match sprint. There is no official world record for the event as it is always three laps of the track, and tracks differ in size. But the British qualifying time of 42.950 was the fastest ever recorded for a 250 metre track. As expected, the final matched the two long-time rivals. Britain’s Jamie Staff started out the final by pulling ahead of Gregory Bauge on the first lap. Kenny then took over and increased the lead slightly against Kevin Sireau. The final lap matched long-time rivals Hoy and Arnaud Tournant. But Hoy was virtually unstoppable in Beijing and Tournant lost even more ground, Britain winning the gold medal by 0.523 seconds, a large margin for the team sprint. By comparison, in the bronze medal match, Germany edged Australia by only 8/1000th’s of a second. Hoy would go on to win all three track sprint gold medals on the track in Beijing – sprint, keirin, and team sprint.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Great BritainGBRGold
Chris HoyJason KennyJamie Staff
2FranceFRASilver
Grégory BaugéKévin SireauArnaud TournantMickaël Bourgain
3GermanyGERBronze
René EndersMaximilian LevyStefan Nimke
4AustraliaAUS
Ryan BayleyDaniel EllisMark FrenchShane Kelly
5NetherlandsNED
Theo BosTeun MulderTim Veldt
6JapanJPN
Kiyofumi NagaiTomohiro NagatsukaKazunari Watanabe
7MalaysiaMAS
Mohd Azizulhasni Bin AwangJosiah NgMohd Rizal Tisin
8United StatesUSA
Michael BlatchfordAdam DuvendeckGiddeon Massie
9People's Republic of ChinaCHN
Feng YongLi WenhaoZhang Lei
10GreeceGRE
Thanos MantzouranisVasileios ReppasPanagiotis Voukelatos
11Czech RepublicCZE
Tomáš BábekAdam PtáčníkDenis Špička
12Russian FederationRUS
Sergey PolinskyDenis DmitriyevSergey Kucherov
13PolandPOL
Maciej BieleckiKamil KuczyńskiŁukasz Kwiatkowski

Qualifying Round (15 – 15 August 2008 — 16:30)

Top eight finishers advanced to round one.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Great BritainGBR42.950Q
Chris HoyJason KennyJamie Staff
2FranceFRA43.541Q
Grégory BaugéKévin SireauArnaud Tournant
3GermanyGER44.197Q
René EndersMaximilian LevyStefan Nimke
4NetherlandsNED44.213Q
Theo BosTeun MulderTim Veldt
5AustraliaAUS44.335Q
Daniel EllisMark FrenchShane Kelly
6JapanJPN44.454Q
Kiyofumi NagaiTomohiro NagatsukaKazunari Watanabe
7MalaysiaMAS44.725Q
Mohd Azizulhasni Bin AwangJosiah NgMohd Rizal Tisin
8United StatesUSA45.346Q
Michael BlatchfordAdam DuvendeckGiddeon Massie
9People's Republic of ChinaCHN45.556
Feng YongLi WenhaoZhang Lei
10GreeceGRE45.645
Thanos MantzouranisVasileios ReppasPanagiotis Voukelatos
11Czech RepublicCZE45.678
Tomáš BábekAdam PtáčníkDenis Špička
12Russian FederationRUS45.964
Sergey PolinskyDenis DmitriyevSergey Kucherov
13PolandPOL45,2661
Maciej Bielecki 2Kamil Kuczyński 3Łukasz Kwiatkowski 4

Heat One (15 – 15 August 2008 — 16:30)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1PolandPOL45,266
Maciej BieleckiKamil KuczyńskiŁukasz Kwiatkowski

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
2Czech RepublicCZE45,678
Tomáš BábekAdam PtáčníkDenis Špička
1United StatesUSA45,346Q
Michael BlatchfordAdam DuvendeckGiddeon Massie

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
2GreeceGRE45,645
Thanos MantzouranisVasileios ReppasPanagiotis Voukelatos
1MalaysiaMAS44,725Q
Mohd Azizulhasni Bin AwangJosiah NgMohd Rizal Tisin

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
2People's Republic of ChinaCHN45,556
Feng YongLi WenhaoZhang Lei
1JapanJPN44,454Q
Kiyofumi NagaiTomohiro NagatsukaKazunari Watanabe

Heat Five

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1AustraliaAUS44,335Q
Daniel EllisMark FrenchShane Kelly
2Russian FederationRUS45,964
Sergey PolinskyDenis DmitriyevSergey Kucherov

Heat Six

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Great BritainGBR42,950Q
Chris HoyJason KennyJamie Staff
2GermanyGER44,197Q
René EndersMaximilian LevyStefan Nimke

Heat Seven

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1FranceFRA43,541Q
Grégory BaugéKévin SireauArnaud Tournant
2NetherlandsNED44,213Q
Theo BosTeun MulderTim Veldt

Round One (15 – 15 August 2008 — 17:45)

Fastest two winners advance to final; next fastest two winners advance to bronze medal race.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1AustraliaAUS44.090q
Ryan BayleyDaniel EllisMark French
2NetherlandsNED44.212
Theo BosTeun MulderTim Veldt

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1GermanyGER43.699q
René EndersMaximilian LevyStefan Nimke
2JapanJPN44.437
Kiyofumi NagaiTomohiro NagatsukaKazunari Watanabe

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1FranceFRA43.656Q
Grégory BaugéMickaël BourgainKévin Sireau
2MalaysiaMAS44.822
Mohd Azizulhasni Bin AwangJosiah NgMohd Rizal Tisin

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Great BritainGBR43.034Q
Chris HoyJason KennyJamie Staff
2United StatesUSA45.423
Michael BlatchfordAdam DuvendeckGiddeon Massie

Final Round (15 – 15 August 2008)

Match 1/2 (15 – 15 August 2008 — 18:45)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Great BritainGBR43.128
Chris HoyJason KennyJamie Staff
2FranceFRA43.651
Grégory BaugéKévin SireauArnaud Tournant

Match 3/4 (15 – 15 August 2008 — 18:40)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1GermanyGER44.014
René EndersMaximilian LevyStefan Nimke
2AustraliaAUS44.022
Ryan BayleyDaniel EllisMark French