Rebecca Romero celebrating her winning performance

Rebecca Romero celebrating her winning performance

Another superb day of racing at the Laoshan Velodrome. What more can I say than truly exhilarating!

Today Rebecca Romero became the first British woman to win Olympic medals at two separate sports and only the second British competitor ever alongside Cardiff-born Paulo Radmilovic, who won gold medals at waterpolo and in the 4x200m freestyle. What a great achievement! You have to take your hat off to this girl for what she has just accomplished.

Romero took Gold from fellow teammate Wendy Houvenhaghel in the final of the 3km pursuit. Houvenhagel took Silver for her performance.

And speaking of making history, Great Britain set a new Team Pursuit world record of 3:55.202 in qualifying which helped them to advance to the gold medal round. Great Britain, two-time defending world champions, are favored to win their first Olympic gold medal in Team Pursuit since the London 1908 Olympic Games. Another historic moment waiting for Team GB if the boys pull this off. I know they will!

Last but definitely not least, the men’s and woman’s sprint heats were superb with some stunning performances. One very notable ride was from Mohd Azizulhasni Awang of Malasia who in his 1/8 men’s repecharge final wheelied (yes peeps, you didn’t read that worng), he wheelied across the line. A very determined ride and a great performance all round.

I cannot wait for tomorrow!


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