August 07, 2021 11:24 AM
Alex Lawes

Olympic Cycling – Women’s Sprint Preview & Prediction

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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.

What TV channel is the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on in the UK? Televised Olympic coverage is shared between BBC and Eurosport so it is worth checking their schedules for the full breakdown.

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 Sprint taking place? 04:05 on Sunday 8th August (UK time)

Where is the Women’s Sprint taking place? Izu Velodrome

Who is the reigning Olympic champion in the Women’s Sprint? Kristina Vogel of Germany

Who is the current world record holder of the Women’s Sprint? Kelsey Mitchell of Canada with a time of 10.154 seconds set in 2019


There is a relatively strong favourite for this rafe and that is Kelsey Mitchell of Canada. She takes on Emma Hinze of Germany in the semi-finals who has picked up silver already in these games in the Team Sprint.

The other semi-final is between Olena Starikova of Ukraine and Lee Wai Sze of Hong Kong. Lee is favourite for that semi-final but it is expected that the winner of this race will just earn the right to lose to the winner of the other semi.


Kelsey Mitchell is ranked number five in the world at this event but she did set the world record time in 2019 at the World Championships. She now needs to win just two more races in order to become an Olympic champion and she is expected to do so.


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