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Pendleton sets Olympic record in sprint qualifying

Bedfordshire's Victoria Pendleton has set a new Olympic record in the women's sprint qualifying round, with a time of 10.724 seconds.

There are more heats later today, and if Pendleton gets through to the final on Tuesday the cyclist from Stotfold will defend the Olympic title she won in Beijing. It will be her final competition before she retires from the sport.

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