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Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Laura Trott beat Sarah Hammer to the gold medal in dramatic fashion
Great Britain’s Laura Trott has won her second gold of the London 2012 Olympic Games with victory in the women’s omnium.
The velodrome was the day’s hot ticket, with everyone from London 2012 chief Sebastian Coe and Prince Harry to NBA basketball star Kobe Bryant in attendance, anticipating success for Sir Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton on their final Olympic appearances.
But first it was Trott’s turn.
The 20-year-old from Cheshunt won team pursuit gold on Saturday but has now won an individual title to join an elite club of British females to have won double gold at a single Games, including Dame Kelly Holmes and swimmer Rebecca Adlington.
Trott won Track Cycling World Championships gold in each event and now has double Olympic gold too.
Sarah Hammer of the United States was second, with Annette Edmondson of Australia third.
Women’s Omnium Results: 1 Laura Trott (Gbr) 18, 2 Sarah Hammer (USA) 19, 3 Annette Edmondson (Aus) 24, 4 Tara Whitten (Can) 37, 5 Jolien D’hoore (Bel) 45, 6 Kirsten Wild (Ned) 50, 7 Joanne Kiesanowski (Nzl) 55, 8 Marlies Mejias Garcia (Cub) 57, 9 Tatsiana Sharakova (Blr) 59, 10 Evgeniya Romanyuta (Rus) 61, 11 Malgorzata Wojtyra (Pol) 63, 12 Li Huang (Chn) 67, 13 Leire Olaberria Dorronsoro (Spa) 69, 14 Clara Sanchez (Fra) 72, 15 Minhye Lee (Kor) 74, 16 Maria Luisa Calle Williams (Col) 76, 17 Mei Yu Hsiao (Tpe) 85, 18 Angie Gonzalez (Ven) 95