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Olympic keirin gold awarded

SAMUEL PETREQUIN
AP Sports Writer

LONDON (AP) - Victoria Pendleton of Britain washed away the disappointment of her disqualification in the team sprint by claiming the gold medal in the keirin on Friday at the Olympics. 

Pendleton, who will retire after the London Games, won her second Olympic. She won the individual sprint in Beijing four years ago.

Pendleton surged ahead just before the start of the final lap at the velodrome and then held off Guo Shuang of China, who claimed the silver medal. Lee Wai Sze of Hong Kong took bronze.

Pendleton, who was devastated after the team sprint, raised both arms after crossing the finish line then brandished a Union Jack to the delight of the 6,000 fans packing the arena.

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