Becky James takes silver and Katy Marchant wins bronze in women's sprint

Germany's Kristina Vogel took the gold after beating James 2-0 in the final

(Image credit: Watson)

Becky James wasn't able to overcome the power of Germany's Kristina Vogel in the final of the Olympic women's sprint competition, losing 2-0 to claim the silver medal.

>>> Becky James and her fightback to fitness

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Richard Windsor

Follow on Twitter: @richwindy

Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).