Great Britain have won the gold medal in record fashion in the men’s teams sprint cycling event at the velodrome at the Rio Olympics.
It was Team GB’s third successive Olympic gold in the men’s team sprint. They clocked an Olympic record of 42.440 seconds just five months after finishing sixth in the world at the Track World Championships in London. The team members were Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner.
It was a great outing from Kenny as he claimed his fourth Olympic title and Skinner savoured the moment when he clinched a gold medal in his first Olympic games.
Australian team members Matthew Glaetzer and Nathan Hart failed to win a medal as they finished in fourth position. The New Zealand team narrowly claimed silver after they finished 0.102 behind the leaders while France took home the bronze.
British Cycling’s president Bob Howden said “To win a gold medal in the men’s team sprint, at three successive Olympic Games, really is an incredible feat and the whole team should feel immensely proud of themselves. The fact that they got an Olympic record is even more impressive.” – Jesse Mullens
Photo of Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner showing off their gold medals from the British Cycling Twitter feed.