Olympic Cycling – Women’s Omnium Preview & Prediction
When is the Tokyo 2020 Olympics taking place? The Tokyo 2020 Olympics is taking take place between 23rd July, 2021 and 8th August 2021, although some preliminary events began on 21st July, 2021.
Where is the Tokyo 2020 Olympics taking place? While the vast majority of Olympic action will naturally take place in Tokyo or the surrounding areas, the likes of Yokohama, Saitama, Sendai, Kashima and Sapporo are also hosting events.
Where can I get tickets for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics? Many events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are be taking place without spectators, but not all. For full information, your best bet is to head here for the latest information.
Where can I stream the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the UK? Unlike in previous Olympic Games, the Beeb can only show two live events at any one time, which are viewable on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website & app. Eurosport subscribers can stream the action on Eurosport Player, while the biggest offering is available for subscribers of discovery+, the new player in town. For those not inclined, the BBC have a highlights programme at 19:30 every evening.
What time is the Women’s Omnium taking place? 04:25 on Sunday 8th August (UK time)
Where is the Women’s Omnium taking place? Izu Velodrome
Who is the reigning Olympic champion in the Women’s Omnium? Laura Kenny of Great Britain
WHO ARE THE LEADING MEDAL CONTENDERS?
The reigning Olympic champion Laura Kenny added to her personal Olympic medal tally with a gold medal alongside Katie Archibald in the women’s Madison. She has five Olympic gold medals and one silver and she is expected to challenge once again in this year’s Omnium.
Kenny’s main contenders will Kirsten Wild of the Netherlands and Yumi Kajihara of Japan. Wild has had a disappointing Olympics yet to pick up a medal
The expected outcome of this, despite some strong competition from the aforementioned Dutch and Japanese riders, is likely to be a Team GB gold medal. Back-to-back Olympic golds in this event seems the likeliest outcome for Laura Kenny.
TSZ Tip: LAURA KENNY (Great Britain) TO WIN