facebook
twitter
search
search

Britain wins fifth cycling gold

Aug. 6, 2012 at 3:39 PM
| License Photo

LONDON, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Jason Kenny of Britain won his third Olympic gold medal Monday, defeating three-time world champion Gregory Bauge of France in sprint cycling.

Twice Kenny has been a gold medalist in the team sprint, riding in a group that contained British star Chris Hoy.

This, however, was an individual gold and it came after he had led qualifying. It was the fifth British gold medal in seven track cycling events.

Kenny defeated riders from South Africa in the round of 16 and Malaysia in the quarterfinals before downing Nijsane Nicholas Philipp of Trinidad and Tobago in the semifinals.

He then defeated Bauge twice in the best-of-three showdown for the gold medal.

Australia's Shane Perkins won over Phillip in the bronze medal race.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Topics: Chris Hoy
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview
Report: Aldridge steps back to consider plans
First shoe drops in St. Louis Cardinals' hacking scandal
Miami Heat sign first-round F Winslow