Last Updated: 05/08/12 5:58pm
Victoria Pendleton: Moved through to the quarter-finals with ease
Victoria Pendleton continued her Olympic momentum with a safe passage into the quarter-finals of the sprint competition.
The Brit kept herself in the hunt for a second gold medal as she comfortably fended off both of her evening's opponents to rapturous applause.
Pendleton kicked off the evening session at the London Velodrome after qualifying fastest earlier in the day, breaking the Olympic record to give her the best possible seeding heading into the heats.
Russian Ekaterina Gnidenko and Willy Kanis (Holland) were no match for a rider in the form of her life in what was a comfortable route through to Monday's next round.
Also making their way through were Pendleton’s expected rivals Anna Meares (Australia), Guo Shuang (China) and Kristina Vogel (Germany).
Friday's victory in the keirin saw Pendleton move level with athlete Kelly Holmes, swimmer Rebecca Adlington and sailors Shirley Robertson, Sarah Ayton and Sarah Webb on two Olympic gold medals.
Luke Campbell became the first British boxer to guarantee a medal by posting a narrow victory on Sunday.
Britain pushed Spain all the way but were still dumped out of the women's water polo tournament.
Usain Bolt retained the fastest man in the world title after claiming the 100 metres title with an Olympic record 9.63 seconds.
DOB: 17/5/1956 Event: Boxing Medals: 1 gold Flag: USA
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