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Lee aiming high after seeing Olympic buildup is on track

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Hong Kong track cyclist Lee Wai-sze hopes she can put in a repeat performance at the London Olympics after winning two medals at the World Cup last weekend.

Although she has only been competing in sprinting for a year, the 24-year-old stunned some of the world's finest competitors to win a silver in the women's keirin and bronze in the individual sprint in the Games test event at the London Velodrome.

"There are many strong riders here, so to get a medal ... [is] unbelievable. I have a chance at the Olympics, a little more practice," Lee said.

Her next test will come at the world championships in Melbourne from April 4-8, where Lee will be bidding to earn ranking points in her bid to qualify for London.

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"I hope I can win against all the women and be world champion too," she said.

Lee's idol, Britain's four-time Olympic champion Chris Hoy, saw a lot of potential in Lee's rides.

"I think she did an 11-second lap in the sprint, that's pretty impressive," said Hoy.

"That's very nice if she's a fan. I'd love to speak to her, though I don't want to give her too much advice if she's racing against [Britain's Olympic sprint champion] Vicky [Pendleton]."

REUTERS


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