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BRITAIN’S POST-WAR OLYMPIC GOLDS

Nicole Cooke’s win in the road race gave Great Britain its first gold medal in a road event at a post-war Olympic Games. The only other road medals since the Second World War were Chris Boardman and Max Sciandri’s bronze medals in the time trial at road race at the 1996 Games in Atlanta. Cooke is only the fifth British cyclist to win gold in a post-war Games.

CHRIS BOARDMAN
Barcelona 1992
Individual pursuit

JASON QUEALLY
Sydney 2000
Kilometre time trial

BRADLEY WIGGINS
Athens 2004
Individual pursuit

CHRIS HOY
Athens 2004
Kilometre time trial

NICOLE COOKE
Beijing 2008
Road race

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COOKE’S MEDAL HAUL

The women’s road race in Beijing gave Nicole Cooke her first senior gold medal at World Championship or Olympic Games level – although she did win gold in the Commonwealth Games road race in Manchester in 2002. She is also a multiple junior world champion. Junior titles in italics

GOLD
2008 Olympic Games road race (Beijing)
2002 Commonwealth Games road race (Manchester)

2001 World Championships junior road race (Lisbon, Portugal)
2001 World Championships junior time trial (Lisbon, Portugal)
2001 World Championships junior cross-country mountain bike (Colorado, USA)
2000 World Championships junior road race (Plouay, France)


SILVER
2005 World Championship road race (Madrid, Spain)

BRONZE
2006 World Championship road race (Salzburg, Austria)
2006 Commonwealth Games road race (Melbourne, Australia)
2003 World Championship road race (Hamilton, Canada)

BEIJING’S CYCLING MEDAL TABLE

Keeping track of the medal count at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Road, track, BMX and mountain bike medals count

GREAT BRITAIN
1 gold 0 silver 0 bronze

SPAIN
1 gold 0 silver 0 bronze

ITALY
0 gold 1 silver 1 bronze

SWEDEN
0 gold 1 silver 0 bronze

SWITZERLAND
0 gold 0 silver 1 bronze

Up to and including men’s and women’s road race events

THE GREAT BRITISH OLYMPIC CHALLENGE

We pit the sports against each other to see which is Britain’s best-performing sport in Beijing

CYCLING
1 gold 0 silver 0 bronze

EVERYTHING ELSE
0 gold 0 silver 0 bronze

Updated at 11.30am Sunday, August 10

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