Laura Trott lands second gold medal in cycling


With the likes of Bradley Wiggins, Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton on Team GB, spectators staying in central London hotels for the Olympics were right to have high hopes for the Olympic cycling this year.

And the British cyclists most certainly didn't disappoint, all adding to a medal tally that has so far made this the most successful Olympics for Great Britain since 1908.

But one less well-known name that has taken Olympic cycling by storm this year is 20-year-old Laura Trott.

Despite being relatively unknown compared to some of her cycling teammates, Laura has held her own against some of the greatest cyclists in the world and come out on top, securing herself two gold medals over the course of just four days.

Having already taken gold in the women's team pursuit, the talented cyclist claimed a second gold medal with her victory in the women's omnium on Tuesday (August 7th).

"I can't believe this has happened to me," she said after the race. "I'm peaking at the right time and it's all thanks to the coaches, and the support of the crowd and my family.

"They’ve help me improve so much from the worlds and it’s all thanks to the coaches, my family and friends are here and the support of the crowd."

Laura was the overnight leader in the multi-discipline event coming into Tuesday's opening session but then dropped behind Sarah Hammer from the United States, who then extended her lead to two points in the penultimate event.

However, in the sixth and final event Laura pulled it out of the bag with an Olympic record for the 500m, which saw her snatch gold, while Hammer took the silver medal and Australia's Annette Edmondson claimed bronze.

"I came into today not feeling as good as yesterday and to finish off with that last 500m is unbelievable," Trott added.