Laura Trott Becomes First Female GB Olympian To Win Four Golds

Clyde Nash
August 17, 2016

Sarah Hammer of the United States, left, celebrates winning the silver medal in the women's omnium cycling event at the Rio Olympic Velodrome on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016.

Both scored 34 points in the points race, the final of the competition, with that being enough to secure a second consecutive Olympic gold medal in the event for Trott.

Hammer finished behind Great Britain's Laura Trott in the race for gold, with Trott accumulating a total of 230 points to Hammer's 206.

It's the second silver medal from the Rio Olympics for Hammer, a longtime Temecula, California, resident.

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Hammer has won a silver medal in all four of Trott's golden triumphs.

Also returning to the Rio Olympic Arena will be Simone Biles, who will be looking to put her stumble on the beam behind her in the floor final.

The London 2012 bronze medallist came into the points race in fourth position overall, but the South Australian was unable to build momentum, or then catch a break when she needed it.

Trott said: "I can't believe it - I did not expect that at all".

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There, she will meet Germany's Kristina Vogel - who beat Team GB's Katy Marchant, who now races for bronze - by the same score. "I don't want to cry", she told ther BBC, as she broke down in tears.

"I could not have imagined that medal this time a year ago".

Belgian Jolien D'Hoore also maintained her top-three standing through the points race to take third with 199, while Edmondson scored no points and finished on 168.

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