Posted August 03, 2012 on AP on Fox
Victoria Pendleton of Britain washed away the disappointment of her disqualification in the team sprint by claiming the gold medal in the keirin Friday at the London Olympics. Pendleton, who got her second Olympic title after winning the individual sprint in Beijing four years ago, will retire after London. She surged ahead before the start of the final lap at the velodrome, then held off Guo Shuang of China, who claimed the silver medal. Lee Wai Sze of Hong Kong took bronze. Pendleton, who was devastated after the team sprint, raised both arms after crossing the finish line and brandished a Union Jack to the delight of the 6,000 fans packing the arena. The 31-year-old Pendleton gave Britain its third gold medal in two days of competition on the super fast track, just moments after Ed Clancy, Geraint Thomas, Peter Kennaugh and Steven Burke won the team pursuit title in a world record time. Britain claimed its first gold on Thursday after Sir Chris Hoy and his teammates won the ...
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