Chinese coach says pair was 'robbed'

Associated Press  |  Last updated August 03, 2012
The coach of the Chinese track cycling team says Guo Shuang and Gong Jinjie have been ''robbed'' of a gold medal after being disqualified for a rule violation during the women's team sprint final at the London Olympics. Daniel Morelon, a former Olympic champion in the individual sprint, tells The Associated Press that China can't appeal the decision. Guo and Gong twice improved on the world record and posted the best time in the final against their German rivals before they were disqualified for an illegal relay. Germany was awarded the gold medal, and China took silver. Morelon says he believes not all nations are treated equally at the London Velodrome.
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