Kenny powers into semi-finals
Great Britain's Jason Kenny is set to continue his quest for Olympic sprint gold after advancing to Monday's semi-finals at the velodrome.
Kenny stayed cool under pressure to emerge victorious from his quarter-final sprint match-up.
The Brit was paired off again Azizulhasni Awang in heat one and backed up an impressive showing from Victoria Pendleton to progress through to the semi-finals.
The Malaysian did not make it easy for the Brit, leading the first sprint out hard heading into the bell lap before veering wildly out of the line as Kenny powered past.
Awang was given a warning for his troubles after the erratic display but was among a number of big names to head into the repechages after Kenny overpowered him a second time to win 2-0.
In the most hotly-contested heat of the quarter-finals Gregory Bauge (France) narrowly edged out German powerhouse Robert Forstemann in straight sprints to progress. Also victorious in the heats were Shane Perkins (Australia) and surprise package Njisane Nicholas Phillip of Trinidad.
The evening's performance was a continuation of a strong start to the Games for Kenny, the Brit qualifying fastest on Saturday morning and given a bye into the first round before comfortably seeing off South African Bernhard Esterhuizen in the second round.
Also in action, Ed Clancy saw his medal chances hang in the balance after a disappointing scratch race, the penultimate round of the omnium event.
The Brit won the sprint from the remainder of the field to claim 10th after nine riders had escaped to put on lap a crucial lap on the field.
Heading into the race sitting second on the leaderboard with a slender two-point deficit to Australian Glenn O'Shea, Clancy was unable to follow the move and saw his points tally balloon out to 29 points.
Coming into the race level with Clancy on points, Denmark's Lasse Norman Hansen went down after a touch of wheels with the Brit, the pair fighting hard to bridge across to the move.
Shortly after a group of eight riders put a lap on the field, putting Clancy and world champion O'Shea on the back foot with Hansen also taking a lap after picking himself up off the floor.
The event is set to go down to the wire in the final round, the 1km time trial event in which Clancy is a specialist. Hansen joins rivals Bryan Coquard (France) and Elia Viviani (Italy) on 25 points with Clancy a further four back.
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