Anna Meares sprints to gold
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Anna Meares sprints to gold

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Australia's Anna Meares took gold in the women's sprint after beating her long-time rival, Great Britain's Victoria Pendleton, making Meares the most successsful female Olympic track cyclist in history. In the first heat, officials needed a photo finish.

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Anna Meares celebrates her win in the final. Photo by Reuters

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Silver medallist Victoria Pendleton of Great Britain, gold medallist Anna Meares, and bronze medallist Shuang Guo of China. Photo by Getty Images

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An emotional Anna Meares after her win. Photo by Reuters

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Anna Meares shakes hands with Victoria Pendleton of Great Britain. Photo by Getty Images

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A relieved Anna Meares after her track cycling win. Photo by Reuters

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Anna Meares celebrates with a team official. Photo by Reuters

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Australia's Anna Meares after winning gold against Victoria Pendleton. Photo by Reuters

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Britain's Victoria Pendleton and Australia's Anna Meares cross the finish line. Photo by Reuters

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Anna Meares of Australia celebrates winning the gold medal ahead of Victoria Pendleton of Great Britain. Photo by Getty Images

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Anna Meares chases down Victoria Pendleton of Great Britain. Photo by Getty Images

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Anna Meares of Australia and Victoria Pendleton of Great Britain cross the line in race one of the final . Photo by Omega and Getty Images

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Anna Meares in her semi-final. Photo by Getty Images