Cycling at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's sprint

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Men's cycling sprint
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Venue London Velopark
Date 4 to 6 August
Competitors 17 from 17 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Great Britain
Silver medal    France
Bronze medal    Australia
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2012 Summer Olympics
Road cycling
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Road race   men   women
Time trial men women
Track cycling
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Sprint men women
Team sprint men women
Keirin men women
Team pursuit men women
Omnium men women
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Cross-country men women
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BMX men women
Qualification

The men's cycling sprint at the 2012 Olympic Games in London took place at the London Velopark from 4 to 6 August.[1]

Jason Kenny from Great Britain won the gold medal, beating Grégory Baugé of France in the final. Australia's Shane Perkins took bronze.

Competition format[edit]

The event was a single-elimination tournament after seeding via time trial. Each match pitted two cyclists against each other in the best-of-three races. Each race was three laps of the track with side-by-side starts.[2]

Schedule[edit]

All times are (British Summer Time)

Date Time Round
Saturday 4 August 2012 10:00 & 16:00 Qualifications / Heats
Sunday 5 August 2012 16:35 Quarter-finals
Monday 6 August 2012 16:00
17:40
Semi-finals
Final

Results[edit]

Qualification[edit]

Rank Rider Time Avg speed (km/h)
1  Jason Kenny (GBR) 9.713 OR 74.127
2  Grégory Baugé (FRA) 9.952 72.347
3  Shane Perkins (AUS) 9.987 72.093
4  Robert Förstemann (GER) 10.072 71.485
5  Denis Dmitriev (RUS) 10.088 71.371
6  Hersony Canelón (VEN) 10.123 71.125
7  Seiichiro Nakagawa (JPN) 10.144 70.977
8  Zhang Miao (CHN) 10.155 70.901
9  Eddie Dawkins (NZL) 10.201 70.581
10  Njisane Phillip (TRI) 10.202 70.574
11  Azizulhasni Awang (MAS) 10.226 70.408
12  Jimmy Watkins (USA) 10.247 70.264
13  Pavel Kelemen (CZE) 10.311 69.828
14  Damian Zielinski (POL) 10.323 69.747
15  Bernard Esterhuizen (RSA) 10.350 69.565
16  Hodei Mazquiaran (ESP) 10.604 67.898
17  Zafeiris Volikakis (GRE) 10.663 67.523

First round[edit]

First round repechage[edit]

Second round[edit]

Second round repechage[edit]

9th—12th place classifications[edit]

Name Time Avg speed (km/h) Rank
 Seiichiro Nakagawa (JPN) 10.950 65.753 9
 Pavel Kelemen (CZE) 10
 Bernard Esterhuizen (RSA) 11
 Hersony Canelón (VEN) 12

Quarter-finals[edit]

5th—8th place classifications[edit]

Name Time Avg speed (km/h) Rank
 Denis Dmitriev (RUS) 10.340 69.632 5
 Jimmy Watkins (USA) 6
 Robert Förstemann (GER) 7
 Azizulhasni Awang (MAS) 8

Semi-finals[edit]

Finals[edit]

Bronze medal match
Name Time (Race 1) Time (Race 2) Rank
 Njisane Phillip (TRI) 4
 Shane Perkins (AUS) 10.489 10.297 3
Gold medal match
Name Time (Race 1) Time (Race 2) Rank
 Jason Kenny (GBR) 10.232 10.308 1
 Grégory Baugé (FRA) 2

Notes[edit]

The first round was meant to have 9 heats, with a total of 18 riders. However due to a rider from the Netherlands withdrawing from the competition the first round had 17 riders with Jason Kenny receiving a bye and therefore automatically qualifying for the next round. Because there was 17 competitors rather than 18, Christos Volikakis, who qualified in 17th place thought that he did not qualify and the competition was switched to a 16 rider format, resulting in him leaving the competition. This was not the case, and therefore Gregory Bauge also qualified automatically. Despite qualifying automatically, both riders had to ride half a lap of the track to qualify. [3]

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