Becky James and Katy Marchant progress to 1/8 final of track sprint

Team GB pair of Becky James and Katy Marchant both came through their track sprint rounds at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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Becky James (Great Britain) breezed into the 1/8 finals in the women's track sprint with victory in the 1/16 race. She'll be joined in the next round by teammate Katy Marchant, who also won her head-to-head without the need for a run-off in the repecharges.

James had already set a new Olympic Record earlier in the evening when she qualified fastest for the first round.

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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing and cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist Magazine in 2017 where he stayed for four years until going freelance. He now returns to Cycling Weekly from time-to-time to cover racing, review cycling gear and write longer features for print and online.