Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner ease through their 1/16 final matches to move through to the 1/8 finals in the sprint

British riders Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner eased through to the next round of the men’s sprint in the Rio 2016 Olympic velodrome on Friday.

World champion Kenny had set a new Olympic record in qualifying fastest, breaking the record set by Skinner only shortly beforehand.

Skinner got the better of Australian Patrick COnstable in his heat, with Kenny beating German Maximilian Levy. Levy had gained a place in the Games after Germany put him on the start list for the road race.

Kenny and Skinner will be back in action for the 1/8 finals and semi-finals on Saturday, with the finals taking place on Sunday.

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Result

Rio 2016 Olympic Games, men’s sprint 1/16 finals
Winners advance to 1/8 finals; Losers race 1/16 repechage

Heat 1
1.    Jason Kenny (GBR) 10.245
2.    Maximilian Levy (GER) +0.066
Heat 2
1.    Callum Skinner (GBR) 10.254
2.    Patrick Constable (AUS) +0.071
Heat 3
1.    Matthew Glaetzer (AUS) 10.299
2.    Fabian Hernando Puerta Zapata (COL) +0.058
Heat 4
1.    Denis Dmitriev (RUS) 10.141
2.    Rafal Sarnecki (POL) +0.036
Heat 5
1.    Gregory Bauge (FRA) 10.214
2.    Pavel Keleman (CZE) +0.050
Heat 6
1.    Chao Xu (CHN) 10.373
2.    Nijsane Phillip (TTO) +0.145
Heat 7
1.    Joachim Eilers (GER) 10.428
2.    Damian Zielinski (POL) +0.041
Heat 8
1.    Jeffrey Hoogland (NED) 10.181
2.    Francois Pervis (FRA) +0.052
Heat 9
1.    Sam Webster (NZL) 10.159
2.    Edward Dawkins (NZL) +0.150