Pendleton aiming for triple gold at 2012 Olympics

Victoria Pendleton wins keirin, European track champs 2011

Defending Olympic track sprint champion Victoria Pendleton has said that she is aiming for gold in the sprint, team sprint and keirin at the London 2012 Olympic Games - and that she is getting married after the event.

In a recent video interview (below), Pendleton talks about her preparations for London 2012 and on her forthcoming marriage.

"At the Olympics I am hoping to go for all three events," said Pendleton. "Obviously at the last Olympics there was only one [track sprint] event for women, so it's a first in women's cycling to have three sprint events. There are more opportunities."

Pendleton revealed that she wanted to get married two years ago after she got engaged. "There's a lot of planning and organisation involved," said Pendleton of her wedding. "To be honest my life is too busy with training and my focus is on the Games. I'm looking forward to focussing on it 100 per cent when the games are over."

Pendleton won two golds last month in the European Track Championships in the keirin and with Jess Varnish in the team sprint, but missed out on a medal in the individual sprint.

Pendleton made the video as part of her involvement in a competition for 16 brides-to-be to win a wedding in one of the 16 islands of the Bahamas on May 16, 2012. Pendleton is providing tips on how people can get in shape ahead of their wedding day.

Related links

Euro track champs 2011: Great Britain end with a flourish on golden last day

Cycling Weekly's London 2012 Olympic Games news section

Victoria Pendleton: Rider Profile

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