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29th Olympic Games - JO

Beijing, China, August 9-23, 2008

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Event 23 - August 17: Men's Sprint 1/8 Final

Some favorites fail to advance to quarterfinals

By Rob Jones in Beijing

Once the racing started, there were a few surprises on the men's side, with defending champion Ryan Bayley (Australia), Stefan Nimke (Germany) and Roberto Chiappa (Italy) all failing to make to Monday's quarter final round. Chris Hoy (Great Britain), Jason Kenny (Great Britain), Theo Bos (Netherlands), Kevin Sireau (France), Mickael Bourgain (France), Teun Mulder (Netherlands), Max Levy (Germany) and Azizulhasni Awang (Malaysia) will contest the quarterfinals.

Awang was the only real new name among the remaining riders, and his blazing speed will make him a rider to watch for the future.


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Heat 1
1 Chris Hoy (Great Britain)      0.10.636 (67.694 km/h)
2 Kazunari Watanabe (Japan)              
Heat 2
1 Jason Kenny (Great Britain)    0.10.531 (68.369 km/h)
2 Mohd Azizulhasni Awang (Malaysia)      
Heat 3
1 Teun Mulder (Netherlands)      0.10.888 (66.127 km/h)
2 Stefan Nimke (Germany)                 
Heat 4
1 Theo Bos (Netherlands)         0.10.777 (66.808 km/h)
REL Kevin Sireau (France)                
Heat 5
1 Mickael Bourgain (France)      0.10.734 (67.076 km/h)
2 Roberto Chiappa (Italy)                
Heat 6
1 Maximilian Levy (Germany)      0.10.763 (66.895 km/h)
2 Ryan Bayley (Australia)                

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