October 23, 2021

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Track cycling: Mitchell covered himself with gold

Track cycling: Mitchell covered himself with gold

Tokyo | Alberton Kelsey Mitchell won gold at the track bike sprint event at Izu Velodrome last night.

“It’s amazing, it’s amazing,” Mitchell said after the win. I feel so many emotions. I would like to thank my family, friends, colleagues and cycling Canada staff for making this moment possible. Everyone pushed me and hardly got the right result. I am so indebted. “

Michelle won two races against Olena Starykova of Ukraine, who was the best in the last three rounds, winning Canada’s seventh gold in Tokyo and 24E Overall. Bronze is a Lee Ysz business in Hong Kong.

This is Lori Ann Munzer’s second gold medal in Canadian track cycling history at the 2004 Athens Olympics and in sprint at the third podium in all events.

Mitchell clocked an average speed of 66,019 km / h on the 200-meter track, and Storikova clocked 0.061 s. In the semifinals, 27-year-old Emma Heinz of Germany advanced to the final with a three-race victory.

After her semi-final victory, the medal went to the Canadian, but she aimed for the top stage of the podium.

“A medal was already in the bag, but my goal was first place and I had to maintain that state of mind. In the final, I wanted to win two.”

Stunning increase

His growth has been remarkable. Found at an RBC camp while playing soccer, Mitchell struggled to stand on her bike when she first set off. His beloved hug after Hugo Barrett’s victory began cycling full time on the track in December 2017, but it took a long time to set a world record with her personal speed at the Pan American Championships. 2019.

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In the semifinals, she lost to Mitchell, while Lauren Genest finished eighth. She won bronze in the Kirin‌ two days ago.