Womens Omnium


Laura Trott, already a gold medallist and World Record Holder from the Team Pursuit earlier in the week, won GBs seventh gold medal of the Olympic Games, pushing USA's Sarah Hammer into second place in the final event. Australian Annette Edmondson was disappointed to finish only third.


GB’s Laura Trott picked up her second gold medal this time in the Omnium


"I can't believe this has happened to me.” She said, talking to British cycling, “I came into today not feeling as good as yesterday and to finish off with that last 500m is unbelievable. I'm peaking at the right time and it's all thanks to the coaches really and the support of the crowd. I'm so happy I can't thank people enough really."


Hammer lead the competition by one slender point going into the final event, the 500m TT, and while this is not a strong event for her, it certainly is for Laura Trott.  Hammer actually posted a personal best, but it was only good enough for fourth place, while Trott won and the American dropped down to the silver medal position by one point.


Australia’s Annette Edmondson, the current omnium world champion, finished 5 points further back in third and admitted she was disappointed with the result.


Results - Points For Final Standings


1 Laura Trott (Great Britain) 18  
2 Sarah Hammer (United States of America) 19  
3 Annette Edmondson (Australia) 24  
4 Tara Whitten (Canada) 37  
5 Jolien D'Hoore (Belgium) 45  
6 Kirsten Wild (Netherlands) 50  
7 Joanne Kiesanowski (New Zealand) 55  
8 Marlies Mejias Garcia (Cuba) 57  
9 Tatsiana Sharakova (Belarus) 59  
10 Evgeniya Romanyuta (Russian Federation) 61  
11 Malgorzata Wojtyra (Poland) 63  
12 Huang Li (People's Republic of China) 67  
13 Leire Olaberria Dorronsoro (Spain) 69  
14 Clara Sanchez (France) 72  
15 Lee Minhye (Republic of Korea) 74  
16 Maria Luisa Calle Williams (Colombia) 76  
17 Hsiao Mei Yu (Taipei) 85  
18 Angie Gonzalez (Venezuela) 95  



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