Kristin Armstrong 3-Peat in Cycling Individual Road Time Trial

 

  • First Olympic cyclist to win the same event 3 times – any event, any nation, male or female, team or individual
  • First female Olympic cyclist to win gold medals at 3 Olympic Games – matches the male record held by Chris Hoy (GBR), Bradley Wiggins (GBR), Jens Fiedler (GDR/GER), and Vyacheslav Yekimov (URS/EUN/RUS)
  • Oldest female Olympic cycling champion – at 42-364 (birthday tomorrow) – breaking her own record of 38-356
  • 2nd oldest Olympic cycling champion – after Juan Esteban Curuchet (ESP) – 2008 Madison at 43-196
  • Oldest @TeamUSA Olympic cycling champion at 42-364
  • 2nd oldest @TeamUSA female individual gold medalist (any sport), after Lida Howell, who was 45-024 (and 45-023) when she won two archery gold medals in 1904
  • 3rd oldest female individual gold medalist (any sport, any nation) after Howell and Sybil Newall, who was 53-275 when she won the 1908 women’s archery gold medal
  • 3 gold medals tied for 2nd among female Olympic cyclists with Félicia Ballenger (FRA) – trails only Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel, who won 4 in 2000-04
  • 3 Olympic cycling medals places Armstrong =5th on the all-time list for female Olympic cyclists
  • Armstrong 2nd @TeamUSA female Olympian, and 1st Summer, to  win same individual event at 3 consecutive Olympics – only other for USA is Bonnie Blair

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