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Cycling at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Women's Omnium

Cycling at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:

Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Rio Olympic Velodrome, Barra Olympic Park, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 15, 2016
Date Finished: August 16, 2016
Format: Six events, points given for placement in each event. Final standings determined by total points for the six events.

Gold: GBR Laura Trott
Silver: USA Sarah Hammer
Bronze: BEL Jolien D'hoore

Summary

The 2012 Olympic omnium had seen [Laura Trott], [Sarah Hammer] and [Annette Edmondson] occupy the three places on the podium. Although the format was tweaked after London, these three held an iron fist on the event between Olympics and won all but one of the available World Championship medals. Hammer had won in 2013 and 2014, Edmondson in 2015 before Trott regained her title in 2016.

In the first five races Trott performed imperiously and dropped only four points of a possible 200 by winning three and coming second in the other two. However, the new format which placed much more importance on the concluding points race did not guarantee Trott the title. Trot then concentrated on marking her nearest rivals and scoring occasional points where possible. She lost only a small fraction of her lead and comfortably retained her title. Her fourth Olympic gold made her the most successful British woman in Olympic history.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Laura Trott 24 Great Britain GBR Gold 230
2 Sarah Hammer 32 United States USA Silver 206
3 Jolien D'hoore 26 Belgium BEL Bronze 199
4 Lauren Ellis 27 New Zealand NZL 189
5 Amalie Dideriksen 20 Denmark DEN 189
6 Kirsten Wild 33 Netherlands NED 183
7 Marlies Mejias 23 Cuba CUB 173
8 Annette Edmondson 24 Australia AUS 168
9 Tatyana Sharakova 32 Belarus BLR 164
10 Laurie Berthon 24 France FRA 163
11 Allison Beveridge 23 Canada CAN 104
12 Diao Xiao Juan 30 Hong Kong HKG 100
13 Anna Knauer 21 Germany GER 99
14 Daria Pikulik 19 Poland POL 92
15 Luo Xiaoling 27 China CHN 68
16 Sakura Tsukagoshi 25 Japan JPN 68
17 Hsiao Mei-Yu 31 Chinese Taipei TPE 64
18 Angie González 35 Venezuela VEN 61