Friday, 3 August 2012

Victoria Pendleton wins GOLD in women's keirin at London 2012

Victoria Pendleton has won gold in the women's keirin at the London 2012 Olympics.

The British cyclist came from fourth position to take the lead in the race. She went out in front and narrowly beat Chinese rider Guo Shang while Lee Wai Sze of Hong Kong came third.

Victoria Pendleton celebrates with a Union Jack after winning gold in the kierin at London 2012 
Victoria celebrated the victory draped in the Union Jack. It was a particularly joyous moment as she was disqualified from the women's spring only a day earlier. And the race was her second to last attempt at taking a gold medal before she retires after the London 2012 Olympics.

She was clearly more determined than ever to win - and mounted a lightning fast acceleration to come from fourth to first place. She held onto the position for roughly one and a half laps.

The Chinese rider was closing in on her on the finishing straight but Victoria was able to hang on to make it across the finishing line in first place.

The stunning victory set her up perfectly for the women's sprint the next day.

Miss Pendleton won a gold medal at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. She is the most successful British female cyclist of all time.

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