Olympics 2012

Kenny wins sprint gold

2012-08-06 19:36
Jason Kenny (AP)

London - Britain's Jason Kenny overcame France's Gregory Bauge to win the Olympic track cycling sprint gold medal on Monday.

The Briton, who was preferred to 2008 champion Chris Hoy as the British entrant, won 2-0 in front of a roaring home crowd, while Australia's Shane Perkins claimed the bronze.

Kenny took the first leg with a turbo-charged surge in the home straight that took him past the Frenchman, who knew he was beaten the minute his opponent edged his front wheel into the lead.

In the second, he stayed in front of the triple world sprint champion Bauge, who he had never before beaten on the track, and powered over the line to claim the adulation of a raucous home crowd.

South Africa's Bernard Esterhuizen finished in 11th spot.

Olympic men's track cycling results on Monday:

Sprint

Gold medal final

1. Jason Kenny (GBR)
2. Gregory Bauge (FRA)
Bronze medal final
3. Shane Perkins (AUS)
4. Njisane Phillip (TRI)
5. Denis Dmitriev (RUS) 10.340
6. Jimmy Watkins (USA)
7. Robert Forstemann (GER)
8. Azizulhasni Awang (MAS)
9. Seiichiro Nakagawa (JPN) 10.950
10. Pavel Kelemen (CZE)
11. Bernard Esterhuizen (RSA)
12. Hersony Canelon (VEN)


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