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29th Olympic Games - JO

Beijing, China, August 9-23, 2008

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Event 18 - August 17: Women's Sprint Qualifying Round (200m)

Women ride to record-breaking times in sprint qualifying

By Rob Jones in Beijing

In the women's 200m time trial competition, four women logged record-breaking performances.

Victoria Pendleton's 10.963 seconds was just outside the world record of 10.831 set by Olga Slyusareva (Russia) back in 1993, and well ahead of the Olympic mark of 11.212 set by Michelle Ferris (Australia), set in 1996.

Guo Shuang (China), Anna Meares (Australia) and Willy Kanis (Netherlands) also broke the old Olympic record.


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Images by Rob Jones/www.canadiancyclist.com


1 Victoria Pendleton (Great Britain)    0.10.963 (65.675 km/h)
2 Shuang Guo (China)                    0.11.106
3 Anna Meares (Australia)               0.11.140
4 Willy Kanis (Netherlands)             0.11.167
5 Simona Krupeckaite (Lithuania)        0.11.222
6 Clara Sanchez (France)                0.11.365
7 Natallia Tsylinskaya (Belarus)        0.11.372
8 Jennie Reed (United States)           0.11.400
9 Lisandra Guerra (Cuba)                0.11.462
10 Yvonne Hijgenaar (Netherlands)       0.11.533
11 Swetlana Grankowskaja (Russia)       0.11.544
12 Sakie Tsukuda (Japan)                0.12.134

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