Trott stunned at double Olympic gold
Laura Trott, omnium gold, London 2012 Olympic Games, track day six
Laura Trott scored her second gold medal of the Olympic Games on Tuesday, winning the women's omnium in a tense final day at the London velodrome to add to her win in the team pursuit.
Trott literally took the newly-introduced event to the wire, overhauling American Sarah Hammer's lead in the standings before the final race with a blistering ride in the 500-metre time trial to take her third win out of the six rounds.
"I cannot believe this is happening to me," said Trott after her win. "I was losing my head a little bit between the events because they weren't going the way I wanted them to. I am so happy."
Trott managed to achieve what many thought would be impossible - to maintain her impressive form from the team pursuit and into the gruelling multi-discipline omnium. She rode with strength and tactical nous that few riders possess, let alone one making their Olympic debut.
"My coaches really helped me to peak on time," said Trott. "I couldn't ask from much more from the coaching staff. They've helped me improve so much since Worlds (championships). My family and friends are here, and the support of the crowd."
Trott's family and friends were watching in the crowd, and all seemed to be overcome at the 20-year-old's double gold medal haul. "I couldn't have done it without them," Trott said of her family. "The amount of money they put in when I was young and they had to take me everywhere. My dad had to give up his cricket. I am so happy and I cannot thank everyone enough."
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