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Sarah Lee bows out of the sprint in close semi-final

2021-08-08 HKT 10:01
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  • Hong Kong's superstar track cyclist Sarah Lee (right) is pipped at the line by Ukraine's Olena Starikova. Photo: AP
    Hong Kong's superstar track cyclist Sarah Lee (right) is pipped at the line by Ukraine's Olena Starikova. Photo: AP
Hong Kong's star track cyclist Sarah Lee on Sunday was narrowly beaten in the semi-finals by Olena Starikova of Ukraine in 2 straight races and therefore did not reach the final.

She will race for the bronze later.

Yesterday she kept alive her hopes of winning a medal when she pipped French opponent Mathilde Gros in Heat 4 of the 1/8th finals at the line by about half a wheel.

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.