Anna bringing home track cycling gold

Darryl Kotyk Roar Pro

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    I may not know much about track cycling, but it’s hard not to take notice and get excited when Anna Meares takes the track. Early this morning, Anna once again delivered by winning Gold in the Women’s Sprint.

    Anna Meares went into this event as a definite favorite, but with Guo Shaung (China) and Great Britain’s own Victoria Pendleton wanting so hard to taste Olympic Gold, we knew there was going to be a battle out there on the track.

    As the preliminaries went on, Anna was looking good and it seemed imminent that we would see her in the final, but who would she face?  To make things even more dramatic, it was Great Britain’s Victoria Pendleton who would face off for the Gold with her home country right there behind her.

    Four years ago in Beijing, Meares lost to Pendleton in the semifinals but it wouldn’t happen again this time around. Pendleton was forced to lead and could not gather the speed.  Meares stormed home overtaking the Brit with a commanding performance.

    Meares dug deep winning the Olympic Gold for Australia with a commanding 2-0 victory at the London Velodrome.

    Pendleton took the Silver and plans to retire once the games conclude.  Guo Shuang of China won the Bronze with a 2-0 win over Kristina Vogel of Germany.

    Anna Meares adds Gold to the Bronze she won as part of the Women’s Team Sprint and will be proudly bringing both medals home soon to Australia.