Tokyo 2020 Day 17 summary: Egyptian cyclist Ebtissam Zayed finishes 18th after another crash

Ahram Online , Sunday 8 Aug 2021

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, Egypt s Ebtissam Zayed Ahmed
(From L) Britain s Laura Kenny, Ireland s Emily Kay, France s Clara Copponi, Belgium s Lotte Kopecky, Egypt s Ebtissam Zayed Ahmed, Poland s Daria Pikulik and Italy s Elisa Balsamo crash during the women s track cycling omnium scratch race during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Izu Velodrome in Izu, Japan, on August 8, 2021. AFP

06:05 Cyclist Ebtissam Zayed did not finish the Points race after being involved in a crash on the track. Zayed finished the event 18th.

04:45 Cyclist Ebtissam Zayed has finished 17th during the Elimination race after being eliminated at Sprint 3.

04:10 Cyclist Ebtissam Zayed finished the Omnium Tempo race in the 18th place with a score of -40 points.

03:50 The Associated Press reported that an on-track official has been removed from the track inside the Izu Velodrome on a stretcher after he was knocked over by a rider during a massive crash near the end of the scratch race in the women's omnium.

The official, who has not been identified, was standing on the track apron near the first turn when Elisa Balsamo of Italy hit Emily Kay of Ireland as they took the bell for the final lap. Both went down, and that set off a chain reaction that took down five more riders, including two-time defending champion Laura Kenny.

The rider from Egypt, Ebtissam Zayed Ahmed, rode right over Balsamo and into the track official.

03:20 Cyclist Ebtissam Zayed did not finish the Omnium scratch race after being involved on a track crash. She will compete in the tempo race at 3:45 Cairo time (GMT+2)

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