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Newz Forum: OLYMPICS: Britains Hoy strikes Gold

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posted on Aug, 20 2004 @ 05:09 PM
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Chris Hoy won Great Britain's second gold medal in Athens by clocking a new Olympic record to win the men's 1km cycling time trial. The Scot powered round the track in a time of one minute 0.711 seconds, the fastest time ever at sea level.
 

Hoy, the last man to ride, had to sit and watch as the Olympic record was beaten three times in succession before he got his chance for glory.

But the Scotsman kept his cool in a sweltering Olympic Velodrome in Athens to break the record himself and keep the kilometre title, won by Jason Queally in Sydney four years ago, in Britain.

The track was known to be fast as it had already yielded a world record in the women's time trial and an Olympic record for Londoner Bradley Wiggins in the individual pursuit before the kilo had even started.

Track racing being what it is, Hoy must quickly turn his mind to Saturday's team sprint when he, Craig MacLean, Jamie Staff and Queally will try to improve on the silver won by Britain in the event last time.

MacLean, a Scot like Hoy, also rode in the kilometre and he was disappointed with his ride which saw him finish seventh, over two seconds slower than his compatriot.

The 33-year-old - the fastest lead-off ride in the world - does not believe he is in his best form but Hoy has every faith him and is hoping he can be a double medal-winner.




posted on Aug, 20 2004 @ 06:07 PM
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it was about bloody time we won a gold lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1


How strong are we(uk) in that event that we(uk) left out the reigning champion Jason Queally


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posted on Aug, 20 2004 @ 06:19 PM
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Yep i was surprised by Queally being left out. We still have a chance at a individual Gold and Bronze in the cycling and we have a good shot at the Gold in the team event.

[Edited on 20/8/04 by TRD]



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