At 7/31/12 08:18 AM, gamejunkie wrote:
Australia also has an amazing track record in Cycling and a great record in Rowing. And I wouldn't be so smug about dominating 1 Olympic event (cycling) once. Before that it was always Australia in the drivers seat. It's going to be between Australia and England for the major Cycling medals though. And both countries will shoot up the leaderboard.
Dragging this comment back up...
So far in track cycling...
Team sprint men- Gold
Team sprint women- possibly would have won gold without stupid disqualification. Silver had been guarenteed
Mens team pursuit- world record, gold medal race, minimum silver
Womens Keirin- Pendleton top qualifier
Womens team pursuit- double world champs
Mens keirin- Chris Hoy world champ, reigning Olympic champ, favourite
Mens sprint- Kenny favourite (along with French guy), Hoy would have been competition but only allowed to enter one person per nation (ridiculous rule which isn't true in most other sports). We won gold and silver last Olympics.
Women's sprint- Pendleton vs Mears
There is another event, I am assuming the Madison, which anyone could win, but of 8 events we have favourites in every single one. Pretty dominant if you ask me!
GB on track for a record medal haul so far, despite a slow start. The last few days have been awesome!