Victoria has won a silver medal in the individual sprint event at London 2012.
In her usual lightening-speed fashion Victoria set the fastest time and Olympic record in the qualifiers for the event, she sailed through her round of 32 and last-16 races and disposed of quarter-finalist Olga Panarina of Belarus in two straight wins. Victoria continued her powerful form by dispatching with Germany’s Kristina Vogel in the semi-finals. However, due to a relegation in the first and falling behind in her second race she just missed out on another gold, settling instead for a solid silver.
Victoria was supported by the roar of thousands of fans as she did her final competitive lap ever in the velodrome; having dominated the sport for 10 years, she will always be the original golden girl of cycling.
Victoria now has three Olympic medals in addition to her nine World Championship titles, a truly outstanding achievement.
Victoria secured her second Gold Olympic medal at London 2012 in the Kierin event.
Victoria hit the front at the bell and held off a late charge from China’s Guo Shuang. Victoria exhibited sheer raw speed and in the process has proved she is on the form of her life.
Watch the final, post race interview and medal ceremony here on BBC Sport website:
If you somehow missed the unmissable documentary on Victoria last night, do not fear! You can watch it on BBC iPlayer here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01l1yl4/Victoria_Pendleton_Cyclings_Golden_Girl/
@daley_thompson: Victoria Pendleton just seen u on BBC U r a brave woman to make a tv program like that.get that towel ready for your great ride in London
Tune into BBC ONE this Wednesday 18th July at 9pm to watch documentary on Victoria ‘Cycling’s Golden Girl’:
Victoria is the August cover girl for Esquire magazine. The magazine is now out!