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Keirin, Men

Date16 – 16 August 2008
StatusOlympic
LocationLaoshan Zixingcheguan, Beijing
Participants25 from 16 countries

Twenty-five racers started the keirin, but all eyes were on Chris Hoy, the 2007-08 World Champion, who had already won gold in Beijing in the team sprint. The event was overshadowed by the the failure of three pre-race favorites – former World Champion Teun Mulder of the Netherlands was disqualified in the first-round repêchage; his teammate, Theo Bos, who did not finish the second semi-final, crashing over Kamil Kuczyński, when he fell; and defending Olympic champion Ryan Bayley of Australia, who finished last in the first semi. Hoy made it to the final without being challenged, winning both his rounds. His biggest challengers in the final looked to be Australian Shane Kelly and France’s Arnaud Tournant, but the final was all Hoy, who jumped into the lead shortly after derny exited the track and could not be caught. His teammate, Ross Edgar, outsprinted Japan’s Kiyofumi Nagai for the silver medal, with Kelly placing fourth and Tournant sixth. Keirin is very popular in Japan, where pari-mutuel betting is permitted on the races, but this was the first keirin medal by a Japanese cyclist.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Chris HoyGBRGold
2Ross EdgarGBRSilver
3Kiyofumi NagaiJPNBronze
4Shane KellyAUS
5Carsten BergemannGER
6Arnaud TournantFRA
7Grégory BaugéFRA
8Ryan BayleyAUS
9Josiah NgMAS
10Mohd Azizulhasni Bin AwangMAS
11Kamil KuczyńskiPOL
12Theo BosNED
=13Denis ŠpičkaCZE
=13Maximilian LevyGER
=13Khristos VolikakisGRE
=13Andriy VynokurovUKR
=17Feng YongCHN
=17Thanos MantzouranisGRE
=17Ricardo LynchJAM
=17Denis DmitriyevRUS
=21Toshiaki FushimiJPN
=21Teun MulderNED
=21Sergey PolinskyRUS
=21Giddeon MassieUSA
25Roberto ChiappaITA

Round One (16 – 16 August 2008 — 16:50)

Top two finishers in each heat advanced to round two.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Chris HoyGBRQ
2Carsten BergemannGERQ
3Toshiaki FushimiJPN
4Grégory BaugéFRA
5Kamil KuczyńskiPOL
6Denis DmitriyevRUS

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Mohd Azizulhasni Bin AwangMASQ
2Shane KellyAUSQ
3Teun MulderNED
4Andriy VynokurovUKR
5Sergey PolinskyRUS
6Feng YongCHN

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Ross EdgarGBRQ
2Josiah NgMASQ
3Kiyofumi NagaiJPN
4Denis ŠpičkaCZE
5Khristos VolikakisGRE
ACRoberto ChiappaITArelegated1

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Ryan BayleyAUSQ
2Theo BosNEDQ
3Giddeon MassieUSA
4Arnaud TournantFRA
5Thanos MantzouranisGRE
6Ricardo LynchJAM
7Maximilian LevyGER

Round One Repêchage (16 – 16 August 2008 — 17:25)

Top two finishers in each heat advanced to round two.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Arnaud TournantFRAQ
2Khristos VolikakisGRE
3Feng YongCHN
4Toshiaki FushimiJPN

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Kamil KuczyńskiPOLQ
2Denis ŠpičkaCZE
3Denis DmitriyevRUS
ACTeun MulderNEDrelegated2

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Kiyofumi NagaiJPNQ
2Andriy VynokurovUKR
3Ricardo LynchJAM
4Sergey PolinskyRUS

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Grégory BaugéFRAQ
2Maximilian LevyGER
3Thanos MantzouranisGRE
4Giddeon MassieUSA
5Roberto ChiappaITA

Semi-Finals (16 – 16 August 2008 — 18:30)

Top three finishers in each heat advanced to final.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Chris HoyGBRQ
2Shane KellyAUSQ
3Arnaud TournantFRAQ
4Josiah NgMAS
5Grégory BaugéFRA
6Ryan BayleyAUS

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Ross EdgarGBRQ
2Kiyofumi NagaiJPNQ
3Carsten BergemannGERQ
4Mohd Azizulhasni Bin AwangMAS
ACTheo BosNEDDNF3
ACKamil KuczyńskiPOLDNF4

Final Round (16 – 16 August 2008)

Match 1/2 (16 – 16 August 2008 — 19:20)

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Chris HoyGBR
2Ross EdgarGBR
3Kiyofumi NagaiJPN
4Shane KellyAUS
5Carsten BergemannGER
6Arnaud TournantFRA

Match 3/4 (16 – 16 August 2008 — 19:15)

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Grégory BaugéFRA
2Ryan BayleyAUS
3Josiah NgMAS
4Mohd Azizulhasni Bin AwangMAS
5Kamil KuczyńskiPOL
ACTheo BosNEDDNS