A round-up of today's other stories in brief
Pendleton adds to Britain's gold rush
CYCLING:Victoria Pendleton could scarcely believe her Olympic keirin victory had happened after Great Britain took a third gold from four events at the London 2012 velodrome.
Moments after watching Ed Clancy, Geraint Thomas, Peter Kennaugh and Steven Burke clock a world record three minutes 51.659 seconds to triumph ahead of arch-rivals Australia, Pendleton delivered in her least favoured event.
“I can barely believe it right now,” said Pendleton. “It was really hard with the excitement of the great job the girls did qualifying with a world record and then the guys smash the world record and win a gold medal – I was just, like, ‘focus, Vic, focus. You’ve still got a race’. But it was so hard. I can’t believe it.
“Thank you so much to everyone who’s helped me get here. The crowd have been fantastic and it really helped me today.”
In the event which begins behind a motorised Derny bike, the 31-year-old beat Guo Shuang of China to second, with Lee Wai Sze of Hong Kong third.
Campbell digs deep to give Coleraine third medal
ROWING:Alan Campbell gave the town of Coleraine in Co Derry its third Olympic rowing medal yesterday when he took bronze in the men’s single sculls.
The 29-year-old, who is coached by Bill Barry of Tideway Scullers’ in London and represents Britain, fought off Lassi Karonen of Sweden to take third behind impressive winner Mahe Drysdale of New Zealand. Ondrej Synek of the Czech Republic took silver.
Campbell, who competed in both Athens and Beijing without making the top three, shed tears during the medal ceremony.
On Thursday, Coleraine brothers Richard and Peter Chambers had taken silver in a dramatic final of the lightweight four. The Britain crew had pushed Denmark into third on the line, with South Africa winning gold.
Russian sent home after positive testosterone test
CYCLING:Russian track cyclist Victoria Baranova has been sent home from the Olympic Games after testing positive for testosterone.
Cycling’s world governing body, the UCI, confirmed the 22-year-old, a European individual sprint bronze medallist, would take no part in London 2012.
Ms Baranova was one of three Russian women competing in cycling, and had been due to race today.
A spokesperson for the UCI told Press Association Sport: “She was sent home by her National Olympic Committee yesterday morning.”
Polish champion Majewski retains Olympic title
SHOT PUT:Poland’s Tomasz Majewski retained his Olympic men’s shot put title with a season’s best throw of 21.89 metres at the London Games.
Majewski led with his third attempt and, after Germany’s second-placed David Storl fouled with his final throw, he put the gloss on a confirmed gold with a final effort, landing two centimetres further out.
The 30-year-old Pole, who is the first man to win the event twice since American Parry O’Brien in 1952 and 1956, hugged his rivals warmly before running across track to get a Polish flag.