Cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's individual pursuit

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Women's individual pursuit
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Laoshan Velodrome
Dates August 15 (preliminaries)
August 16 (semifinals)
August 17 (final)
Competitors 13 from 11 nations
Winning time 3:28.321
Medalists
Gold medal    Great Britain
Silver medal    Great Britain
Bronze medal    Ukraine
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Cycling at the
2008 Summer Olympics
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The women's individual pursuit at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on August 17 at the Laoshan Velodrome.

The first round of this track cycling event consisted of head-to-head races over a 3000 m distance, but with the results being treated as time trial results rather than elimination rounds. The top eight times from the first round qualified the cyclists for the elimination round, and either or both of the cyclists in each first round race could move on. In the match round, the eight cyclists were paired off according to the seeding from the first round. The winner of each match round match advanced to the final, while the four losers were given final rankings (5th through 8th) based on their times in the match round. The four finalists were placed into the gold medal match and bronze medal match based on their times in the match round.[1]

Competition format[edit]

The thirteen cyclists were matched into six two-rider heats and one heat of a single rider in the preliminary round. The eight riders with the fastest recorded times progressed to the match rounds.

In the match round, the top eight riders from the preliminaries were matched together, 1 vs. 8, 2 vs. 7, 3 vs. 6, and 4 vs. 5, for the semifinals. In the semifinals, the winner of each match advanced to race for a medal; the two fastest raced for gold and silver, while the two slower winners faced each other for the bronze.

Schedule[edit]

All times are China standard time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Friday, 15 August 2008 18:00 Qualification
Saturday, 16 August 2008 17:05 Match round
Sunday, 17 August 2008 17:05 Final

Results[edit]

Qualification[edit]

[2]

Rank Heat Cyclist Nation Result Notes
1 6 Wendy Houvenaghel Great Britain 3:28.443 Q
2 7 Rebecca Romero Great Britain 3:28.641 Q
3 5 Lesya Kalytovska Ukraine 3:31.942 Q
4 5 Alison Shanks New Zealand 3:34.312 Q
5 6 Sarah Hammer United States 3:35.471 Q
6 4 Vilija Sereikaitė Lithuania 3:36.063 Q
7 7 Katie Mactier Australia 3:38.178 Q
8 2 Lada Kozlíková Czech Republic 3:39.561 Q
9 3 Karin Thürig Switzerland 3:40.862
10 4 María Luisa Calle Colombia 3:41.175
11 3 Verena Jooss Germany 3:44.480
12 2 Svetlana Pauliukaitė Lithuania 3:45.691
13 1 Evelyn García El Salvador 3:56.849

Match rounds[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Qualification rule: Two fastest cyclists advance to the gold medal match (Q), while the next two to the bronze medal match (q).[3]

Rank Heat Cyclist Nation Result Notes
1 3 Rebecca Romero Great Britain 3:27.703 Q
2 4 Wendy Houvenaghel Great Britain 3:27.829 Q
3 2 Lesya Kalytovska Ukraine 3:31.785 q
4 1 Alison Shanks New Zealand 3:32.478 q
5 1 Sarah Hammer United States 3:34.237
6 2 Vilija Sereikaitė Lithuania 3:36.808
7 3 Katie Mactier Australia LAP
8 4 Lada Kozlíková Czech Republic DNF

Medal round[edit]

Bronze medal match[4]
Rank Cyclist Nation Result Notes
3rd Lesya Kalytovska Ukraine 3:31.413
4 Alison Shanks New Zealand 3:34.156
Gold medal match[4]
Rank Cyclist Nation Result Notes
1st Rebecca Romero Great Britain 3:28.321
2nd Wendy Houvenaghel Great Britain 3:30.395

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Competition Format". The Official Website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Retrieved 2008-08-16. 
  2. ^ "Beijing 2008: Cycling - Women's Individual Pursuit Qualification" (PDF). Beijing 2008. LA84 Foundation. 15 August 2008. p. 1336. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Beijing 2008: Cycling - Women's Individual Pursuit Semifinals" (PDF). Beijing 2008. LA84 Foundation. 15 August 2008. p. 1337. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Beijing 2008: Cycling - Women's Individual Pursuit Finals" (PDF). Beijing 2008. LA84 Foundation. 15 August 2008. p. 1338. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 

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