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Victoria Pendleton wins keirin gold

Updated: August 3, 2012, 3:05 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Victoria Pendleton of Britain washed away the disappointment of her disqualification in the team sprint by claiming the gold medal in the keirin Friday at the London Olympics.

Pendleton, who got her second Olympic title after winning the individual sprint in Beijing four years ago, will retire after London.

She surged ahead before the start of the final lap at the velodrome, then held off Guo Shuang of China, who claimed the silver medal. Lee Wai Sze of Hong Kong took bronze.

Pendleton, ...

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