Thursday, August 2, 2012
Britain breaks own world record
LONDON -- Britain broke its own world record set earlier Thursday to win its second straight Olympic gold medal in the men's team sprint.
The team of Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Chris Hoy scorched the pine wood surface of the velodrome to post a time of 42.600 seconds, bettering the mark of 42.747 they had set in the previous round. France won the silver medal with a time of 43.013 seconds.
Germany beat Australia to claim the bronze.
The only newcomer to the British team was Hindes, who replaced the retired Jamie Staff from the crew that won gold at the Beijing Games.
Hindes gave the British team the lead after the first lap, and Kenny and Hoy only added to it while being cheered on by Princes William and Harry.