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Sprint, Women

Date5 – 7 August 2012
StatusOlympic
LocationVelodrome, London Velopark, Olympic Park, Stratford, London
Participants18 from 18 countries
FormatQualifying over 3½ laps, or 875 metres. Match races over 3 laps, or 750 metres.

Vicki Pendleton of Great Britain had first become a World Champion in the women’s individual sprint in 2005 and, since then, had only lost the title twice: in 2006 to former World Champion Nataliya Tsilinskaya of Belarus and in 2011 to Anna Meares of Australia, perhaps her greatest track cycling rival. As the defending Olympic champion, and with the addition of the hometown advantage, Pendleton was clearly the rider to beat in the event, although Meares would provide a significant challenge, having won the silver medal in Beijing.

In the qualification round Pendleton set an Olympic record time of 10.724, before going on to dominate her opponents in the next three stages of the event. Meares breezed through all of her rounds as well, thus setting up the final as a repeat of the 2008 showdown. Their first race was controversial: Pendleton won the outstanding sprint to the finish by one-thousandth of a second – the width of a tire – but was relegated for swerving out of her lane in the final stretch of her triumph. The British team argued that Pendleton had only crossed the line in response to be touched by Meares’ elbow, but the call stood and the Briton was considered to have lost the race. It was the second time Pendleton had been relegated to a losing position, after the British team had been denied an opportunity to compete for a gold medal in the team sprint. The second race, however, was uncontroversial – Meares won with a significant margin after a superbly technical race, thus dethroning the Olympic champion and claiming the title that many Britons felt was owed to the retiring Pendleton in her last race. In the bronze medal match Guo Shuang of China defeated Kristina Vogel of Germany to repeat her third-place performance from the 2008 Games.

PosNrCyclistNOC
1Anna MearesAUSGold
2Vicki PendletonGBRSilver
3Guo ShuangCHNBronze
4Kristina VogelGER
5Simona KrupeckaitėLTU
6Lisandra GuerraCUB
7Liubov ShulikaUKR
8Volha PanarinaBLR
9Willy KanisNED
10Sarah LeeHKG
11Monique SullivanCAN
12Natasha HansenNZL
13Juliana GaviriaCOL
14Lee Hye-JinKOR
15Virginie CueffFRA
16Daniela LarrealVEN
17Kayono MaedaJPN
ACYekaterina GnidenkoRUSDQ1

Qualifying Round (5 August 2012 — 10:58)

PosCyclistNOCTime
1Vicki PendletonGBR10.724
2Anna MearesAUS10.805
3Guo ShuangCHN11.020
4Kristina VogelGER11.027
5Volha PanarinaBLR11.080
6Lisandra GuerraCUB11.109
7Sarah LeeHKG11.203
8Simona KrupeckaitėLTU11.234
9Natasha HansenNZL11.241
10Liubov ShulikaUKR11.319
11Willy KanisNED11.322
12Monique SullivanCAN11.347
13Juliana GaviriaCOL11.376
14Lee Hye-JinKOR11.405
15Virginie CueffFRA11.439
16Daniela LarrealVEN11.569
17Kayono MaedaJPN11.600
ACYekaterina GnidenkoRUS11.649DQ2

Round One (5 August 2012 — 16:00)

Winner of each heat advanced to eighth-finals.

Heat One

PosCyclistNOCTime
1Vicki PendletonGBR11.775
ACYekaterina GnidenkoRUSDQ3

Heat Two

PosCyclistNOCTime
1Anna MearesAUS11.8
2Kayono MaedaJPN

Heat Three

PosCyclistNOCTime
1Guo ShuangCHN11.371
2Daniela LarrealVEN

Heat Four

PosCyclistNOCTime
1Kristina VogelGER11.605
2Virginie CueffFRA

Heat Five

PosCyclistNOCTime
1Volha PanarinaBLR11.608
2Lee Hye-JinKOR

Heat Six

PosCyclistNOCTime
1Lisandra GuerraCUB11.39
2Juliana GaviriaCOL

Heat Seven

PosCyclistNOCTime
1Sarah LeeHKG11.3
2Monique SullivanCAN

Heat Eight

PosCyclistNOCTime
1Simona KrupeckaitėLTU11.528
2Willy KanisNED

Heat Nine

PosCyclistNOCTime
1Liubov ShulikaUKR11.808
2Natasha HansenNZL

Round One Repêchage (5 August 2012 — 16:48)

Winner of each heat advanced to eighth-finals.

Heat One

PosCyclistNOCTime
1Natasha HansenNZL11.882
2Juliana GaviriaCOL
ACYekaterina GnidenkoRUSDQ4

Heat Two

PosCyclistNOCTime
1Monique SullivanCAN11.572
2Lee Hye-JinKOR
3Kayono MaedaJPN

Heat Three

PosCyclistNOCTime
1Willy KanisNED11.643
2Virginie CueffFRA
3Daniela LarrealVEN

Round Two (5 August 2012 — 17:38)

Winner of each heat advanced to quarter-finals.

Heat One

PosCyclistNOCTime
1Vicki PendletonGBR11.84
2Willy KanisNED

Heat Two

PosCyclistNOCTime
1Anna MearesAUS11.566
2Monique SullivanCAN

Heat Three

PosCyclistNOCTime
1Guo ShuangCHN11.431
2Natasha HansenNZL

Heat Four

PosCyclistNOCTime
1Kristina VogelGER11.547
2Liubov ShulikaUKR

Heat Five

PosCyclistNOCTime
1Simona KrupeckaitėLTU11.486
2Volha PanarinaBLR

Heat Six

PosCyclistNOCTime
1Lisandra GuerraCUB11.485
2Sarah LeeHKG

Round Two Repêchage (5 August 2012 — 18:06)

Winner of each heat advanced to quarter-finals.

Heat One

PosCyclistNOCTime
1Liubov ShulikaUKR11.461
2Sarah LeeHKG
3Willy KanisNED

Heat Two

PosCyclistNOCTime
1Volha PanarinaBLR11.443
2Monique SullivanCAN
3Natasha HansenNZL

Quarter-Finals (6 August 2012 — 16:43)

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

Heat One

PosCyclistNOCRace 1 TimeRace 2 Time
1Vicki PendletonGBR2
2Volha PanarinaBLR0

Heat Two

PosCyclistNOCRace 1 TimeRace 2 Time
1Anna MearesAUS2
2Liubov ShulikaUKR0

Heat Three

PosCyclistNOCRace 1 TimeRace 2 TimeRace 3 Time
1Guo ShuangCHN2
2Lisandra GuerraCUB1

Heat Four

PosCyclistNOCRace 1 TimeRace 2 Time
1Kristina VogelGER2
2Simona KrupeckaitėLTU0

Semi-Finals (7 August 2012 — 16:00)

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

Heat One

PosCyclistNOCRace 1 TimeRace 2 Time
1Vicki PendletonGBR2
2Kristina VogelGER0

Heat Two

PosCyclistNOCRace 1 TimeRace 2 Time
1Anna MearesAUS2
2Guo ShuangCHN0

Final Round (5 – 7 August 2012)

Heat 1/2

PosCyclistNOCRace 1 TimeRace 2 Time
1Anna MearesAUS2
2Vicki PendletonGBR0

Heat 3/4 (7 August 2012 — 17:26)

PosCyclistNOCRace 1 TimeRace 2 Time
1Guo ShuangCHN2
2Kristina VogelGER0

Heat 5-8 (6 August 2012 — 18:41)

PosCyclistNOCTime
1Simona KrupeckaitėLTU11.812
2Lisandra GuerraCUB
3Liubov ShulikaUKR
4Volha PanarinaBLR

Heat 9-12 (5 August 2012 — 18:51)

PosCyclistNOCTime
1Willy KanisNED11.852
2Sarah LeeHKG
3Monique SullivanCAN
4Natasha HansenNZL