King sets sights on Olympic dream

Hampshire cyclist Dani King is aiming to follow her unexpected gold medal at the Track World Cup last week with selection for the London 2012 Olympics.

King, 21, was a late call-up to the GB trio which won the team pursuit at the new Olympic Velodrome.

King joined Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell to beat Canada in the final.

“I’m just going to keep working hard, do everything I can to stay healthy and fingers crossed I’ll make the team,” King told BBC South Today.

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I just went mad and punched the air when I crossed the line, the atmosphere was incredible and it is something I have never experienced before

Dani King

GB won seven medals in the 10 Olympic events four gold, one silver and two bronze and finished top of the points table at the four-day meet, which doubled as an Olympic test event at the new 6,000-seat arena.

King said the atmosphere in the arena was unlike anything she had experienced before, and made her even more determined to make the GB team for London 2012.


Dani King

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Dani King sets sights on London 2012 Olympics

“I was told on the morning of the race that I would be put into the team for the final,” added King, who was preferred to Wendy Houvenaghel.

“I was really excited but really nervous at the same time as I didn’t have time to prepare as I would do normally.

“I got stuck in and it ended up working. I just went mad and punched the air when I crossed the line, the atmosphere was incredible and it is something I have never experienced before, it will be amazing when the Olympics come around.”

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/sport/0/cycling-track/17152231

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