Max Pendleton described his daughter Victoria's performance to take gold in the women's keirin as "staggering".
– Gold medalist Victoria Pendleton spoke to the BBC
It was really hard with the excitement of the great job the girls did qualifying with a world record and then the guys smash the world record and win a gold medal - I was just, like, 'Focus, Vic, focus. You've still got a race'. But it was so hard. I can't believe it.
Thank you so much to everyone who's helped me get here. The crowd have been fantastic and it really helped me today.
World champion Anna Meares made an early move as soon as the pace-setting bike went off the track, but Victoria Pendleton accelerated from one-and-a-half laps to go and took to the front before sensationally pulling away to claim her second Olympic gold.
Meares, of Australia, finished in fifth place.
Yes Pendleton!! My heart was beating out of my chest there #gold
Victoria Pendleton has a gold! OMG, that was stunning
Well done @v_pendleton :) awesome race!!!
Victoria Pendleton told the BBC: "I can barely believe it actually right now."
- GOLD: Victoria Pendleton, Great Britain
- SILVER: Guo Shuang, China
- BRONZE: Lee Wai Sze, Hong Kong