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Victoria Pendleton wins gold at the Olympics

PUBLISHED: 19:54 03 August 2012

Victoria Pendleton

Victoria Pendleton

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LIFETIME member of Mildhenhall Cycling Ckub Victoria Pendleton has won gold in the Keirin at the Olympics.

The 31-year-old added to the earlier success earned by the British men’s pursuit team, who claimed the top spot in a thrilling world record time, on the second day of competition at the London 2012 Olympic Veldrome.

Pendleton saw off Guo Shuang of China who was second and Lee Wai Sze of Hong Kong third.

“I can barely believe it right now,” Pendleton said.

“It was really hard with the excitement of the great job the girls did qualifying with a world record and then the guys smash the world record and win a gold medal - I was just, like, ‘Focus, Vic, focus. You’ve still got a race’.

“But it was so hard. I can’t believe it.

“Thank you so much to everyone who’s helped me get here. The crowd have been fantastic and it really helped me today.”

Told she had produced the perfect tactical race, Pendleton said: “I think Jan 1/8van Eijden, coach 3/8 might have something to say about that.

“But he said to me, ‘Don’t look for their race. Just make your own. When it’s your moment, just go’.

“My legs were good from last night and I still wanted to really show what I’ve got and it worked out okay, I guess.”

Ed Clancy, Geraint Thomas, Peter Kennaugh and Steven Burke clocked three minutes 51.659 seconds to triumph by a supreme margin ahead of arch-rivals Australia.

Australia’s Jack Bobridge, Glenn O’Shea, Rohan Dennis and Michael Hepburn finished with silver in 3mins 54.581secs.

Clancy’s focus will now turn to the six-discipline omnium, which is set to begin tomorrow.

Ipswich Town goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski discussed being left out of the team by former boss Paul Hurst, new coach Jimmy Walker and Paul Lambert’s positive impact when he spoke to the media this afternoon.

Paul Lambert sees Janoi Donacien as a central defender.

Paul Lambert has confirmed Jordan Graham is no longer in his plans at Ipswich Town with the winger’s loan set to be cut short in January.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert has told owner Marcus Evans that he believes defender Jonas Knudsen is worthy of a new contract.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert spoke to the media this afternoon ahead of the Friday night clash with West Bromwich Albion, and discussed the importance of the club’s fans creating a rocking Portman Road atmosphere as they try to escape the drop zone.

Mick McCarthy is the early favourite for vacant Republic of Ireland job following the departure of both Martin O’Neill and assistant Roy Keane.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today we look back to David Gregory scoring a hat-trick as Town progressed to the next round of the League Cup.

Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert is impressed with what he’s seen of the Blues’ academy during his early weeks of his reign.

Titus Bramble says Ipswich Town duo Andre Dozzell and Flynn Downes were stand-out performers at the recent England Under-20 camp.

Mark Heath, Andy Warren and Stuart Watson are back with another episode of the Kings of Anglia podcast.

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