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Briton Hoy plays hat trick in cycling track

Source: Xinhua | 08-19-2008 22:07

Special Report:   2008 Beijing Olympic Games

BEIJING, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- Chris Hoy, a cycling talent, finished his hat trick at Beijing Olympics, bagging his third personal gold and the seventh for Britain here Tuesday, by beating his teammate Jason Kenny 2-0 in the final of men's sprint.

Chris Hoy of Great Britain takes off his helmet after the Men's Sprint Finals of the cycling-track event during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the Laoshan Velodrome in Beijing, China, Aug. 19, 2008. Chris Hoy won the gold medal. (Xinhua/Zhang Duo)
Chris Hoy of Great Britain takes off his helmet 
after the Men's Sprint Finals of the cycling-
track event during the Beijing 2008 Olympic 
Games at the Laoshan Velodrome in Beijing, 
China, Aug. 19, 2008. Chris Hoy won the gold 
medal. (Xinhua/Zhang Duo)

The 32-year-old veteran exhibited his superb form in today's semifinal and final, without leaving any chance for Mickael Bourgain from France and 20-year-old Jason Kenny, by winning both races with convincing advantage.

The bronze medal went to Mickael Bourgain from France, who beat Maximilian Levy from Germany 2-1.