Cycling:Olympic Records

Cycling has been included at every Olympics since 1896 although women’s events were only introduced in 1984. Mountain biking entered in 1996 and BMX in 2008.

Men’s records

Flying 200 m time trial   9.551 Jason Kenny   Great Britain   12 August 2016

1 km time trial   1:00.711   Chris Hoy   Great Britain   20 August 2004

Team sprint   42.562   Great Britain 11 August 2016 (Philip Hindes,Callum Skinner,Jason Kenny)

4000 m individual pursuit 4:15.031   Bradley Wiggins   Great Britain   15 August 2008

4000 m team pursuit   3:50.265   Great Britain   12 August 2016
(Ed Clancy,Steven Burke,Owain Doull, Bradley Wiggins)

Women’s records

Flying 200 m time trial   10.721   Becky James   Great Britain   14 August 2016

500 m time trial   33.952   Anna Meares   Australia   20 August 2004

Team sprint   31.928   China   12 August 2016
(Gong Jinjie,Zhong Tianshi)

3000 m individual pursuit   3:24.537   Sarah Ulmer   New Zealand 22 August 2004

3000 m team pursuit   3:14.051   Great Britain 04 August 2012
(Dani King,Laura Trott,Joanna Rowsell)

4000m team pursuit 4:12.152 Great Britain 2016 (Laura Trott, Jo Rowsell-Shand, Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker)

Most Gold Medals

6 Chris Hoy Great Britain 2000–2012 (a record 4 in individual events)
5 Bradley Wiggins Great Britain 2000–2016
4 Leontien van Moorsel Netherlands 2000–2004 (the only woman with 4 individual),

4 Laura Trott GB 2012-2016

4 Marcus Hurley United States 1904 (4 in individual events)

3 Daniel Morelon France 1964–1976
3 Jason Kenny Great Britain 2008–2012
3 Jens Fiedler Germany 1992–2000
3 Félicia Ballanger France 1996–2000
3 Robert Charpentier France 1936
3 Paul Masson France 1896

3 Kristin Armstrong (USA) 2008-2016 (all at road time trial.  The only woman to win the same event at three Games)

3 Ed Clancy (GBR) 2008-2016

Most Medals

8 Bradley Wiggins (GBR) (5 gold 1 silver 2 bronze)

7 Chris Hoy Great Britain (GBR) (6 gold 1 silver  0 bronze)
7 Jason Kenny (GBR) (6,1.0)

6 Anna Meares (Australia) (2,1,3)
6 Leontien Van Moorsel Netherlands (NED) (4 1 1)
6 Burton Downing United States (USA) (2 3 1)

In the newer events Paola Pezzo (Italy) in the mountain bike (1996 and 2000), Julien Absalon (France) in the mountain bike (2004 and 2008) , Maris Strombergs (Latvia) in the BMX (2008 and 2012) and Mariana Pajon  (Colombia) ( BMX – 2012 and 2016) have won two golds.

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