Olympic cycling: Britain’s Pendleton holds on for keirin goldAugust 4th, 2012 - 1:36 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain’s Victoria Pendleton fought off a determined charge from China’s Shuang Guo to win the women’s keirin track cycling event here at the Olympics Friday.
Pendleton surged past the field on the outside soon after the derny departed the track, stretching out a considerable lead, but was almost reeled in by Guo, who took silver and Hong Kong’s bronze medallist Lee Wai Sze.
For Pendleton, 31, the result was consolation after she was relegated in the women’s team sprint Thursday alongside partner Jess Varnish for an illegal changeover.
She will also compete in the women’s sprint Sunday.
Pendleton’s gold was Britain’s third of the day and fourth in cycling competitions so far.
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