Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Half of British Golds from Cycling
The big Olympic story of the at the moment is the dominance of the British Cycling. As track events wrapped up on Tuesday, the final tally gave the British seven of the ten available gold medals. These cycling medals account for half of the total British gold tally. Of those, the most impressive were the successive world records established by the men's pursuit team, which established world records both in qualifying and gold medal rounds. The team set an incredible record of 3:53.776 in the final against a young Danish team, which took home the silver.
Chris Hoy wins the team sprint
The British charge has been lead by Chris Hoy who has become the first British competitor in 100 years to win three gold medals at a single Olympics with victory over GB team-mate Jason Kenny in the team sprint final.
Bike racing in Beijing isn't over yet, either, with cross-country mountain bike coming up on Friday. Before that, there's the Olympic debut of BMX, which also may be worth a look.
Posted by Velomancer at 10:47 PM