Cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's sprint

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Women's Sprint
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Laoshan Velodrome
Dates August 17 (preliminaries—1st round)
August 18 (quarterfinals—final)
Competitors 12 from 11 nations
Winning time 11.363/11.118
Medalists
Gold medal    Great Britain
Silver medal    Australia
Bronze medal    China
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2008 Summer Olympics
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The women's sprint at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on August 19 at the Laoshan Velodrome.

This track cycling event consisted of numerous rounds. The competition began with a time trial over 200 metres. The top 12 cyclists in that qualifying round were seeded into the 1/8 finals. There, they raced one-on-one. The six winners advanced to the quarterfinals, with the six losers getting another chance at the repechage. This repechage consisted of three-cyclist heats, with the two winners moving on to the quarterfinals.

Beginning with the quarterfinals, the head-to-head competitions switched to a best-of-three format. That format was also used for the semifinals and final. In addition, the bronze medal competition was a best-of-three match between the semifinal losers. The classification race for 5th to 8th places was a single race with all four cyclists competing.[1]

Preliminaries[edit]

[2] 200 metre time trial. All twelve cyclists advanced to the first round; the preliminary was purely for seeding.

Rank Rider Time Average Speed (km/h)
1  Victoria Pendleton (GBR) 10.963 OR 65.675
2  Guo Shuang (CHN) 11.106 64.829
3  Anna Meares (AUS) 11.140 64.631
4  Willy Kanis (NED) 11.167 64.475
5  Simona Krupeckaitė (LTU) 11.222 64.159
6  Clara Sanchez (FRA) 11.365 63.352
7  Natallia Tsylinskaya (BLR) 11.372 63.313
8  Jennie Reed (USA) 11.400 63.157
9  Lisandra Guerra (CUB) 11.462 62.816
10  Yvonne Hijgenaar (NED) 11.533 62.429
11  Svetlana Grankovskaya (RUS) 11.544 62.370
12  Sakie Tsukuda (JPN) 12.134 59.337

First round[edit]

[3] The twelve cyclists were paired based on their preliminary round rankings, 1 vs. 12, 2 vs. 11, and so on, in head-to-head 200 metre matches, with the winners advancing to the second round and the losers to the repechage.

Repechage[edit]

[4] The sixlosers from the first round were put into two three-rider 200 metre matches, with the winner of each advancing to the next round.

Quarterfinals[edit]

[5] The eight cyclists qualified this far were paired for a best two-out-of-three series of 200 metre races. None of the pairings required a third race.

Semifinals[edit]

[6] The four cyclists qualified this far were paired again for a best two-out-of-three series of 200 metre races. Guo Shuang was relegated for having deemed to have illegally manoeuvred Anna Meares, after having jostled her in their third and decisive sprint.[7]

Match 1
Name Time (Race 1) Time (Race 2)
 Victoria Pendleton (GBR) 11.537 11.885
 Willy Kanis (NED)
Match 2
Name Time (Race 1) Time (Race 2) Time (Race 3)
 Anna Meares (AUS) 11.578 11.617
 Guo Shuang (CHN) 11.629 REL

9th—12th place classifcation race[edit]

[8] During the same session as the semifinals, the four cyclists who were eliminated in the repechage were put into a single four-rider 200 metre race to determine exact placings from ninth to twelfth.

Classification race
Name Time Average speed (km/h) Rank
 Svetlana Grankovskaya (RUS) 12.192 59.055 9
 Lisandra Guerra (CUB) 10
 Yvonne Hijgenaar (NED) 11
 Sakie Tsukuda (JPN) 12

Finals[edit]

[9] The winners from the semifinals were paired to race for gold and silver, and the losers from that round raced for bronze. Each match was again the best two-out-of-three 200 metre races.

Bronze medal match
Name Time (Race 1) Time (Race 2) Rank
 Guo Shuang (CHN) 11.420 11.617 3
 Willy Kanis (NED) 4
Gold medal match
Name Time (Race 1) Time (Race 2) Rank
 Victoria Pendleton (GBR) 11.363 11.118 1
 Anna Meares (AUS) 2

5th—8th place classification race[edit]

[10] In the same session as the finals, the four cyclists who lost in the quarterfinals were put into one four-rider 200 metre race to determine exact placings from fifth to eighth.

Classification race
Name Time Average speed (km/h) Rank
 Clara Sanchez (FRA) 12.264 58.708 5
 Natallia Tsylinskaya (BLR) 6
 Jennie Reed (USA) 7
 Simona Krupeckaitė (LTU) REL 8

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