the Olympic Games are over and it was a great event. Though I sadly couldn’t be in London and attend the events, I watched Olympia over Streams and TV as often as possible.
The good people in Great Britain did a great job and so did all the athletes.
As some of you might have noticed in previous posts, a little part of my work was also going to be at the Olympic Games. So I was really curious to see the Track Events. The German Track Team is one of the best in the world and they had only to show it again. Two riders of the team, Maximilian Levy and Kristina Vogel, where racing with AURORA velcro straps (the sold out AURORA x KEIRIN version) for a long time now and achieved several medals in other competitions, but the Olympic Games are hard to top.
So to make it short. The Olympic Games were really successful, especially the Olympic Track Cycling Events and I feel proud to be a (really) small part of it. Kristina Vogel and Miriam Welte won the Gold Medal in the Women’s Team Sprint event. Kristina also made it to the 4th place in the Women’s Sprint.
Maximilian Levy won the Bronze Medal with Rene Enders and Robert Förstermann in the Men’s Team Sprint. But this wasn’t all, the most-anticipaded event was the Men’s Keirin.
Maxmilian Levy was focused and performed great in all Keirin races, for some seconds in the last round of the final he even overtook Sir Chris Hoy. But in the end Sir Chris Hoy could set free some extra power and got back the first place. It was a stunning race. Maxmilian Levy won the Silver Medal.
Hats off to the German Team and thank you for using and trusting the AURORA straps!
Award ceremony with Maxmilian Levy (Silver), Sir Chris Hoy (Gold), Teun Mulder and Simon van Vemthooven (both Bronze). Photo by Phil Walter.
Miriam Welte and Kristina Vogel after winning the Women’s Team Sprint Gold Medal.
Photos by Bryn Lennon and Mike Hewitt.
Not to forget, Juan Peralta Gascon, the Spanish Track Rider starting in the Keirin Event, also used AURORA straps for his race.
Kazunari Watanabe, Sir Chris Hoy and Juan Peralta Gascon. Photo by Bryn Lennon.