Meares wins Olympic gold in sprint cycling
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
LONDON (AP) -- Anna Meares of Australia spoiled the British party at the London Velodrome by winning the Olympic gold medal in the women's sprint with a 2-0 victory over rival Victoria Pendleton.
Meares, who lost to the British rider in the semifinals four years ago in Beijing, denied Pendleton a third gold medal, which would have made her the most successful British female athlete at the Olympics. Pendleton has said she will retire after the London Games.
Guo Shuang of China won the bronze medal with a 2-0 win over Kristina Vogel of Germany.