Most golds for GB:
- Chris Hoy 2= Steve Redgrave, Brad Wiggins, Jason Kenny 5. Matthew Pinsent, Ben Ainslee
Most golds for GB:
The IP could be the key event fro Mark Cavendish in the Rio Omnium. A few seconds could mean seven or eight places. Something under 4:23 required I think.
|Victoria Pendleton||10.724||Olympic Games||London||5-Aug-12|
|Jess Varnish||10.804||World Champs||Paris||20-Feb-15|
|Victoria Williamson||10.833||World Cup||Guadlajara||9-Nov-14|
Impressive stuff from Becky James and Katy Marchant in Rio. Top two qualifiers and pbs to boot. For James, her 10.721 represents a British sea-level best. She also owns the outright record at 10.627 from Aguescalientes in 2013. Top 5 t seal-level above.
So two in the men’s sprint final and a silver for Becky James in the kierin. Solid day’s work for Team GB. They aren’t looking much like a programme in crisis right now.
Kenny will be a marginal favorite tomorrow and expect to see something very very quick from James in the sprint qualifying. 10.7 perhaps.
It will be Kenny v Dmitriev and Sinner v Glaetzer in the semis. Kenny should win in straight rides. Skinner might be up against it.
Meanwhile, Becky James looked good as she advanced to the kierin final. Expect a medal at least.
That was pretty impressive from Becky James. A first round kierin win, leading from the front and holding on. Is it too much to expect gold from the comeback kid?
An eight Olympic medal, and fifth gold arguably makes Sir Brad the most successful British Olympian ever. I’m not about to argue here with how his greatness compare with athletes from other sports. But in pure medal terms, here’s how he stacks up:
Gold Silver Bronze
Wiggins 5 1 2
Hoy 6 1 0
Redgrave 5 0 1
Kenny 4 1 0
Ainslee 4 1 0
Grainger 1 5 0
Pinsent 4 0 0
On the basis of 3 points for gold, two for silver and one for bronze, that gives Brad 19 points, Chris 19, Redgrave 16, Kenny, rower Grainger and sailer Ainslie 13 points.
Of course two more Kenny golds would put him in a three way tie for first.