Great Olympic moments: Rio 2016 Women's Cycling Track Sprint Final

Kristina Vogel of Germany (R) Rebecca James of Great Britain (L)and Women's Sprint Finals Race during the 2016 Summer Olympic Games (Photo by Tim De Waele/Getty Images)
Kristina Vogel of Germany (R) Rebecca James of Great Britain (L)and Women's Sprint Finals Race during the 2016 Summer Olympic Games (Photo by Tim De Waele/Getty Images)

With Tokyo 2020 now just one year away, it’s time to relive some of the greatest Olympic moments in history. Today, 3 August 2020, the Rio 2016 women's cycling track sprint final.

The schedule for Tokyo 2020 has been confirmed, venues announced and while athletes around the world are busy gearing up to qualify for the greatest show on Earth, it's time to enjoy 16 days full of the most unforgettable, inspiring and exciting memories from the past as preparations for Tokyo 2020 gather pace!

Rio 2016 Women's Cycling Track Sprint Final

It was a sprint that came down to the wire. Great Britain's Rebecca 'Becky' James went into the gold medal race off the back of the silver in the keirin event. She was up against back-to-back World Champion Kristina Vogel of Germany, who had just won bronze in the team sprint.

Leading in a best of three, Vogel felt something wrong with her bike and just centimetres from clinching gold, the German lost her seat.

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