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Team Sprint, Women

Date12 August 2016
StatusOlympic
LocationVelódromo Olímpico do Rio, Parque Olímpico da Barra, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Participants18 from 9 countries

China and Russia had been a class apart from the rest of the world in the lead up to the Rio Olympics. China had finished first in both of the last World Championships only to lose the 2016 title to Russia because of an illegal changeover. It was a judgement that made their French coach Benoit Vetu so angry he broke his hand after striking a table.

Gong Jinjie and Zhong Tianshi set an Olympic record in the qualifying round then followed up with a world record in the next round, before defeating their Russian rivals to clinch a first ever Chinese gold in the sport of cycling. China had invested heavily in this side of the sport leading up to the Beijing Olympics, but had to wait eight years for an Olympic investment to pay off. They celebrated by holding aloft a giant Chinese flag. Germany, meanwhile, defeated Australia to claim the final spot on the Olympic podium

PosTeamNOC
1People's Republic of ChinaCHNGold
Gong JinjieZhong Tianshi
2Russian FederationRUSSilver
Darya ShmelyovaAnastasiya Voynova
3GermanyGERBronze
Miriam WelteKristina Vogel
4AustraliaAUS
Anna MearesStephanie Morton
5NetherlandsNED
Elis LigtleeLaurine van Riessen
6FranceFRA
Sandie ClairVirginie Cueff
7SpainESP
Tania CalvoHelena Casas
8CanadaCAN
Kate O'BrienMonique Sullivan
9New ZealandNZL
Natasha HansenLiv Podmore

Qualifying Round (12 August 2016 — 16:00)

Top eight finishers advanced to round one.

PosTeamNOCTime
1People's Republic of ChinaCHN32.305QOR
Gong JinjieZhong Tianshi
2Russian FederationRUS32.655Q
Darya ShmelyovaAnastasiya Voynova
3GermanyGER32.673Q
Miriam WelteKristina Vogel
4AustraliaAUS32.881Q
Anna MearesStephanie Morton
5NetherlandsNED33.189Q
Elis LigtleeLaurine van Riessen
6FranceFRA33.625Q
Sandie ClairVirginie Cueff
7CanadaCAN33.735Q
Kate O'BrienMonique Sullivan
8SpainESP33.891Q
Tania CalvoHelena Casas
9New ZealandNZL34.346
Natasha HansenLiv Podmore

Heat One

PosTeamNOCTimeLap 1
1CanadaCAN33.73519.114 (6)
14.621 (7)
Q
Kate O'BrienMonique Sullivan

Heat Two

PosTeamNOCTimeLap 1
1FranceFRA33.62519.294 (9)
14.331 (6)
Q
Sandie ClairVirginie Cueff
2New ZealandNZL34.34619.279 (8)
15.067 (9)
Natasha HansenLiv Podmore

Heat Three

PosTeamNOCTimeLap 1
1NetherlandsNED33.18919.109 (5)
14.080 (4)
Q
Elis LigtleeLaurine van Riessen
2SpainESP33.89119.261 (7)
14.630 (8)
Q
Tania CalvoHelena Casas

Heat Four

PosTeamNOCTimeLap 1
1GermanyGER32.67318.813 (4)
13.860 (1)
Q
Miriam WelteKristina Vogel
2AustraliaAUS32.88118.773 (3)
14.108 (5)
Q
Anna MearesStephanie Morton

Heat Five

PosTeamNOCTimeLap 1
1People's Republic of ChinaCHN32.30518.438 (1)
13.867 (2)
QOR
Gong JinjieZhong Tianshi
2Russian FederationRUS32.65518.630 (2)
14.025 (3)
Q
Darya ShmelyovaAnastasiya Voynova

Round One (12 August 2016 — 17:17)

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

Heat One

PosTeamNOCTimeLap 1
1AustraliaAUS32.63618.721 (1)
13.915 (2)
q
Anna MearesStephanie Morton
2NetherlandsNED32.79218.893 (2)
13.899 (1)
Elis LigtleeLaurine van Riessen

Heat Two

PosTeamNOCTimeLap 1
1GermanyGER32.80618.672 (1)
14.134 (1)
q
Miriam WelteKristina Vogel
2FranceFRA33.51719.327 (2)
14.190 (2)
Sandie ClairVirginie Cueff

Heat Three

PosTeamNOCTimeLap 1
1Russian FederationRUS32.32418.491 (1)
13.833 (1)
Q
Darya ShmelyovaAnastasiya Voynova
2CanadaCAN33.68419.008 (2)
14.676 (2)
Kate O'BrienMonique Sullivan

Heat Four

PosTeamNOCTimeLap 1
1People's Republic of ChinaCHN31.92818.282 (1)
13.646 (1)
QWR
Gong JinjieZhong Tianshi
2SpainESP33.53119.039 (2)
14.492 (2)
Tania CalvoHelena Casas

Final Round (12 August 2016 — 18:00)

Heat 1/2

PosTeamNOCTimeLap 1
1People's Republic of ChinaCHN32.10718.403 (1)
13.704 (1)
Gong JinjieZhong Tianshi
2Russian FederationRUS32.40118.580 (2)
13.821 (2)
Darya ShmelyovaAnastasiya Voynova

Heat 3/4

PosTeamNOCTimeLap 1
1GermanyGER32.63618.827 (1)
13.809 (1)
Miriam WelteKristina Vogel
2AustraliaAUS32.65818.718 (2)
13.940 (2)
Anna MearesStephanie Morton