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Olympic Women's Pursuit Results

Two riders start at opposite sides of a velodrome and from a standing start, chase each other. The race is over if a catch is made. Otherwise, the riders continue to the end of the of the race, the rider ahead then being declared the winner.

Amateur men generally race 4,000 meters and this is the Olympic distance, women go 3,000 meters. Professional pursuits are usually 5,000 meters.

Crowds enjoy pursuit races. It's easy to see who is ahead as the race progresses.

As part of a general reordering of Olympic track cycling ordered in 2009, both men's and women's individual pursuit have been discontinued a seperate events. They are now part pf the Omnium.

Year/City

Gold

Silver

 Bronze

1992, Barcelona Petra Rossner
Germany
3min 41.753sec
Kethryn Watt
Australia
Rebecca Twigg
USA
1996, Atlanta Antonella Bellutti
Italy
3min 33.595sec
Marion Clignet
France
Judith Arndt
Germany
2000, Sidney Leontien Van Moorsel
Holland
3min 33.360sec
Marion Clignet
France
Yvonne McGregor
Great Britain
2004, Athens Sarah Ulmer
New Zealand
3min 24.537sec
Katie Mactier
Australia
3min 27.650sec
Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel
Holland
3min 27.037sec
2008, Beijing Rebecca Romero
Great Britain
3min 28.321sec
Wendy Houvenaghel
Grreat Britain
3min 34.156sec
Lesya Kalitoska
Ukraine
3min 31.413sec
Event discontinued after Beijing Olympics