Tokyo 2020 track cycling day 7: The final day of racing in the velodrome will conclude with three gold medals on offer

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16:  Edward Dawkins of New Zealand, Francois Pervis of France, Yuta Wakimoto of Japan, Angel Pulgar of Venezuela and Patrick Constable of Australia compete during the Men's Keirin First Rou nd Repechages - Heat 3 on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Velodrome on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Edward Dawkins of New Zealand, Francois Pervis of France, Yuta Wakimoto of Japan, Angel Pulgar of Venezuela and Patrick Constable of Australia compete during the Men's Keirin First Rou nd Repechages - Heat 3 on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Velodrome on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Three gold medals on offer on the final day of the Tokyo 2020 track cycling action at the Izu Velodrome. Here’s everything you need to know about the seventh day of track cycling at Tokyo 2020 on 8 August 2021. 

What’s happening?

The Tokyo 2020 track cycling competition will come to an exciting conclusion with three gold medals up for grabs.

The day’s finals include the women’s sprint and omnium and the men’s keirin, which originated in Japan. In keirin, riders compete in a six-lap race. A motorbike pacemaker, called a derny, gradually increases in speed as the cyclists draft behind while manoeuvring for position. The pacer accelerates to 50km/h, and when only three laps remaining, it pulls away to allow the riders to sprint in a wild dash for the finish.

Who should I expect to see?

WAKIMOTO Yuta, who won silver at the 2020 world championships, will be carrying the hope of the host nation when he sets off in the keirin, which is one of the most popular races at the Games. He will go up against a strong field which includes defending champion Jason Kenny of Great Britain. Rio 2016 bronze medallist Azizulhasni Awang will be aiming to become Malaysia’s first gold medallist at the Olympic Games.

In the women’s omnium, Great Britain’s most decorated female cyclist Laura Kenny will be looking to successfully defend her title.

What happened in the Rio 2016 finals?

Men's Keirin:

1- JASON KENNY

2- MATTHIJS BUCHLI

3- AZIZULHASNI AWANG

Women's Sprint:

1- KRISTINA VOGEL

2- REBECCA JAMES

3- KATY MARCHANT

Women's Omnium

1- LAURA KENNY

2- SARAH HAMMER

3- JOLIEN DHOORE

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Competition schedule

Date and Time: Sun 8 Aug. 10:00 - 13:15

Venues: Izu Velodrome

  • Women's Omnium Scratch Race 1/4
  • Women's Sprint Semifinals
  • Men's Keirin Quarterfinals
  • Women's Omnium Tempo Race 2/4
  • Women's Sprint Race for 5th-8th Places
  • Men's Keirin Semifinals
  • Women's Sprint Finals
  • Women's Omnium Elimination Race 3/4
  • Men's Keirin Final 7-12
  • Men's Keirin Final 1-6
  • Men's Keirin Victory Ceremony
  • Women's Omnium Points Race 4/4
  • Women's Sprint Victory Ceremony
  • Women's Omnium Victory Ceremony