Sir Chris Hoy won the fifth Olympic gold medal of his career with victory in the team sprint in London.
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Hoy to go for historic gold
Going into the final day of track cycling at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Great Britain is just one gold medal away from matching its tally from the 2008 in Beijing. Thanks to gold by Bradley Wiggins in the time trial, the men’s and women’s team pursuiters, the men’s team sprint, Jason Kenny in the individual sprint and Victoria Pendleton in the keirin, the team has racked up six golds. It also got silver in the women’s road race with Lizzy Armitstead and bronze medals in the men’s time trial by Chris Froome and omnium by Ed Clancy to bring the team’s total to nine medals so far.
Chris Hoy will aim to become his country’s most decorated Olympian in history tonight when he contests the keirin.
The Germans are the next best, having netted gold in the women’s team sprint thanks to the relegation of the Chinese team. Add to that silvers by Judith Arndt and Tony Martin in the time trials and a bronze in men’s team sprint and Germany is second in the medal table.
The USA has two medals – the gold in the women’s time trial by Kristin Armstrong and a silver by the women’s team pursuiters. Sarah Hammer will look to add to that tally in tonight’s omnium finals.
BMX racing on August 8-10 and mountain bike racing on August 11 and 12 are still to come.
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