Cycling at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's BMX

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Women's BMX
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
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The BMX track at the Velopark
Venue London Velopark
Date 8 to 10 August
Competitors 16 from 12 nations
Winning time 37.706 s
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Mariana Pajón  Colombia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Sarah Walker  New Zealand
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Laura Smulders  Netherlands
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BMX men women
 
Qualification

The women's BMX racing at the 2012 Olympic Games in London took place at the BMX track at the Velopark within the Olympic Park, from 8 to 10 August.[1]

Mariana Pajón from Colombia won the gold medal — the only at the 2012 Games for the country — with a winning time of 37.706 seconds. Sarah Walker from New Zealand won the silver medal and Laura Smulders of the Netherlands took bronze.

Competition format[edit]

The riders were seeded into semi-finals based on time trials. The semi-finals consist of three runs, with the top four riders in each group advancing to the final. The final was a one-run contest.[2]

Schedule[edit]

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Wednesday 8 August 2012 15:00 Qualification
Friday 10 August 2012 15:00 Semi-finals and final

Results[edit]

Seeding run[edit]

Rank Name Country Time Notes
1 |Caroline Buchanan  Australia 38.434
2 Sarah Walker  New Zealand 38.644
3 Mariana Pajón  Colombia 38.787
4 Laëtitia Le Corguillé  France 38.976
5 Shanaze Reade  Great Britain 39.368
6 Laura Smulders  Netherlands 39.420
7 Magalie Pottier  France 39.778
8 Alise Post  United States 39.890
9 Lauren Reynolds  Australia 40.045
10 Aneta Hladíková  Czech Republic 40.846
11 Romana Labounková  Czech Republic 41.096
12 Stefany Hernandez  Venezuela 41.253
13 Sandra Aleksejeva  Latvia 41.752
14 Vilma Rimšaitė  Lithuania 42.162
15 Squel Stein  Brazil 42.995
Brooke Crain  United States DNF

Semi-finals[edit]

Semi-final 1[edit]

Rank Name 1st run 2nd run 3rd run Total Notes
1  Caroline Buchanan (AUS) 38.276 (1) 40.296 (2) 38.482 (1) 4 Q
2  Shanaze Reade (GBR) 39.029 (2) 38.858 (1) 38.634 (2) 5 Q
3  Brooke Crain (USA) 40.668 (5) 41.029 (4) 40.099 (5) 14 Q
4  Laëtitia Le Corguillé (FRA) 39.902 (4) 1:20.324 (8) 38.759 (3) 15 Q
5  Stefany Hernandez (VEN) 1:12.935 (8) 40.513 (3) 39.466 (4) 15
6  Alise Post (USA) 39.495 (3) 51.752 (7) DNF (8) 18
7  Sandra Aleksejeva (LAT) 42.030 (7) 43.159 (6) 42.855 (6) 19
8  Lauren Reynolds (AUS) 41.103 (6) 41.441 (5) DNF (8) 19

Semi-final 2[edit]

Rank Name 1st run 2nd run 3rd run Total Notes
1  Mariana Pajón (COL) 38.759 (1) 38.749 (1) 38.845 (1) 3 Q
2  Magalie Pottier (FRA) 39.342 (2) 38.828 (2) 39.048 (2) 6 Q
3  Laura Smulders (NED) 39.886 (4) 39.175 (3) 39.660 (4) 11 Q
4  Sarah Walker (NZL) 39.905 (5) 39.348 (4) 39.344 (3) 12 Q
5  Aneta Hladíková (CZE) 39.728 (3) 40.393 (6) 43.752 (7) 16
6  Romana Labounková (CZE) 40.624 (6) 39.883 (5) 40.777 (6) 17
7  Vilma Rimšaitė (LTU) 41.789 (7) 40.897 (7) 40.400 (5) 19
8  Squel Stein (BRA) DNF (8) DNS (10) DNS (10) 28

Final[edit]

Rank Name Time
1st, gold medalist(s)  Mariana Pajón (COL) 37.706
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Sarah Walker (NZL) 38.133
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Laura Smulders (NED) 38.231
4  Laëtitia Le Corguillé (FRA) 38.476
5  Caroline Buchanan (AUS) 38.903
6  Shanaze Reade (GBR) 39.247
7  Magalie Pottier (FRA) 39.395
8  Brooke Crain (USA) 40.286

References[edit]