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Sarah Lee powers into the sprint semi-finals

2021-08-07 HKT 15:07
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  • Another tough race but Sarah Lee made it through to the quarter-finals. Photo: AFP
    Another tough race but Sarah Lee made it through to the quarter-finals. Photo: AFP
  • Sarah Lee did it the hard way again, having to power around the outside twice to beat Team GB's Katy Marchant. Photo: AFP
    Sarah Lee did it the hard way again, having to power around the outside twice to beat Team GB's Katy Marchant. Photo: AFP
Hong Kong's track cycling star Sarah Lee on Saturday kept alive her hopes of winning a medal at the Tokyo Games as she made it through to the semi-finals of the sprint competition.

Earlier, she pipped French opponent Mathilde Gros in Heat 4 of the 1/8th finals at the line by about half a wheel, a mere 0.019 seconds.

She posted a final 200m time of 11.201 seconds, considerably slower than her qualifying time.

Lee then raced Team GB's Katy Marchant and beat her 2-0 in their best-of-three quarter-final, on both occasions with a last-minute burst of speed to snatch it at the line.

She will next race in the semi-finals, which start at 09:18 on Sunday morning.

Last updated: 2021-08-07 HKT 17:30