2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships

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2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships
2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships logo.jpg
Host city Melbourne, Australia
Date(s)  (2012-04-04 - 2012-04-08)4–8 April 2012
Velodrome Hisense Arena
Events 19
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The 2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships was the World Championships for track cycling in 2012. They took place in Melbourne, Australia from 4 to 8 April 2012. The championships took place in the Hisense Arena which previously hosted the world championships in 2004 and from 2008 to 2010 a round of the World Cup as well as the track cycling at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.[1]

The championships were also the final ranking event for the purposes of Olympic qualification.[2] Ten of the nineteen World Championship disciplines are replicated at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

The championships were dominated by the rivalry between Australia and Great Britain, who shared 12 of the 19 gold medals available between them, including in eight of the ten Olympic events. Australia won the greatest total number of medals (15). while the British team led in Olympic events. Of the other nations, only Germany won more than one gold medal.[3]

Several World Records were broken during the championship. Kristina Vogel and Miriam Welte started the hunt with a new record in the qualifying of the Team sprint, just to break the record once again during the final.[4] Ed Clancy, Peter Kennaugh, Steven Burke and Geraint Thomas followed up with a new record during the Team pursuit final.[5] At the Women's Team pursuit competition, Danielle King, Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell set a new record during the qualifying but were even one second faster during the final.[6] During the last day of the competition, Anna Meares set the last new world record in the 500 m time trial race on her way to the gold medal.[7]

Schedule[edit]

The competition days will be split in Afternoon and Evening Sessions.[8]

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Events
Sprint[9]
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Grégory Baugé
 France (FRA)
Jason Kenny
 Great Britain (GBR)
Chris Hoy
 Great Britain (GBR)
1 km time trial[10]
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Stefan Nimke
 Germany (GER)
1:00.082 WR Michaël D'Almeida
 France (FRA)
1:00.509 Simon van Velthooven
 New Zealand (NZL)
1:00.543
Individual pursuit[11]
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Michael Hepburn
 Australia (AUS)
4:15.839 Jack Bobridge
 Australia (AUS)
4:16.313 Westley Gough
 New Zealand (NZL)
4:16.945
Team pursuit[12]
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 Great Britain
Ed Clancy
Steven Burke
Peter Kennaugh
Geraint Thomas
Andrew Tennant*
3:53.295 WR  Australia
Glenn O'Shea
Jack Bobridge
Rohan Dennis
Michael Hepburn
3:53.401  New Zealand
Aaron Gate
Sam Bewley
Westley Gough
Marc Ryan
3:57.592
Team sprint[13]
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 Australia
Shane Perkins
Scott Sunderland
Matthew Glaetzer
43.266  France
Grégory Baugé
Kévin Sireau
Michaël D'Almeida
43.267  New Zealand
Ethan Mitchell
Sam Webster
Edward Dawkins
43.812
Keirin[14]
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Chris Hoy
 Great Britain (GBR)
Maximilian Levy
 Germany (GER)
Jason Kenny
 Great Britain (GBR)
Scratch[15]
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Ben Swift
 Great Britain (GBR)
Nolan Hoffman
 South Africa (RSA)
Wim Stroetinga
 Netherlands (NED)
Points race[16]
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Cameron Meyer
 Australia (AUS)
33 Ben Swift
 Great Britain (GBR)
32 Kenny De Ketele
 Belgium (BEL)
30
Madison[17]
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 Belgium
Kenny De Ketele
Gijs Van Hoecke
24  Great Britain
Ben Swift
Geraint Thomas
18  Australia
Leigh Howard
Cameron Meyer
11
Omnium[18]
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Glenn O'Shea
 Australia (AUS)
Zachary Bell
 Canada (CAN)
Lasse Norman Hansen
 Denmark (DEN)
Women's Events
Sprint[19]
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Victoria Pendleton
 Great Britain (GBR)
Simona Krupeckaitė
 Lithuania (LTU)
Anna Meares
 Australia (AUS)
500 m time trial
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Anna Meares
 Australia (AUS)
33.010 WR Miriam Welte
 Germany (GER)
33.626 Jessica Varnish
 Great Britain (GBR)
33.999
Individual pursuit[20]
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Alison Shanks
 New Zealand (NZL)
3:30.199 Wendy Houvenaghel
 Great Britain (GBR)
3:32.340 Ashlee Ankudinoff
 Australia (AUS)
3:33.593
Team pursuit[21]
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 Great Britain
Danielle King
Laura Trott
Joanna Rowsell
3:15.720 WR  Australia
Annette Edmondson
Melissa Hoskins
Josephine Tomic
3:16.943  Canada
Tara Whitten
Jasmin Glaesser
Gillian Carleton
3:19.529
Team sprint[22]
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 Germany
Kristina Vogel
Miriam Welte
32.549 WR  Australia
Kaarle McCulloch
Anna Meares
32.597  China
Gong Jinjie
Guo Shuang
32.870
Keirin[23]
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Anna Meares
 Australia (AUS)
Ekaterina Gnidenko
 Russia (RUS)
Kristina Vogel
 Germany (GER)
Scratch[24]
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Katarzyna Pawłowska
 Poland (POL)
Melissa Hoskins
 Australia (AUS)
Kelly Druyts
 Belgium (BEL)
Points race[25]
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Anastasia Chulkova
 Russia (RUS)
31 Jasmin Glaesser
 Canada (CAN)
28 Caroline Ryan
 Ireland (IRL)
24
Omnium[26]
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Laura Trott
 Great Britain (GBR)
Annette Edmondson
 Australia (AUS)
Sarah Hammer
 United States (USA)
  • Shaded events are non-Olympic
  • Cyclists marked (*) raced in qualification round only

Medal table[edit]

After 19 events.[27]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Australia 6 6 3 15
2  Great Britain 6 4 3 13
3  Germany 2 2 1 5
4  France 1 2 0 3
5  Russia 1 1 0 2
6  New Zealand 1 0 4 5
7  Belgium 1 0 2 3
8  Poland 1 0 0 1
9  Canada 0 2 1 3
10  Lithuania 0 1 0 1
 South Africa 0 1 0 1
12  China 0 0 1 1
 Denmark 0 0 1 1
 Ireland 0 0 1 1
 Netherlands 0 0 1 1
 United States 0 0 1 1
Total 19 19 19 57

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