Run the last day of competitions in the Olympic Games and there was a shocking new scene in Tokyo 2020. This Sunday, August 8, the women’s track cycling final was held in the omnium test, which combines the modalities of scratch, tempo, elimination and points. However, the competition was marked by a dramatic multiple drop.
The female omnium test of Tokyo 2020 it was stained by a terrible multiple fall that caused the abandonment of 9 cyclists in the final moments of the scratch. It was the Italian racer, & nbsp; Elisa Balsamo, who lost control of her bike when she hit the & nbsp; the Irish & nbsp; Kay Emily and the Japanese Yumi Kajihara.
Balsamo fell to the ground on the final lap of the omnium test scratch, generating a chain of falls that took a total of 9 competitors to the ground. One of those who fell to the track was the favorite in the modality, the representative of the United Kingdom, Laura Kenny. She was not injured but could not complete the circuit. & Nbsp;
The most shocking image of the accident was of Balsamo herself. After her fall, the Italian slid towards the center of the track, but in the middle of the discontent she was run over by the bicycle of the Egyptian & nbsp; Ebtissam Zayed. A track officer was also affected by the collision and had to be removed on a stretcher from the scene.
Gold medal for the United States
With & nbsp; 9 competitors on the ground, & nbsp; Jennifer Valente took the opportunity to complete the test in the first position, which earned her the gold medal of the women’s omnium of Tokyo 2020. The silver medal went to the Japanese & nbsp; Yumi Kajihara, while the & nbsp; bronze went to the Dutch & nbsp; Kirsten Wild. & Nbsp;