Trott is golden wonder

  • Last Updated: August 7 2012, 20:27 BST

The British gold rush continued in the velodrome when Laura Trott won the women's omnium.

Laura Trott: Women's omnium champion

Going into the last of six races in the multi-discipline event - the 500m time trial - Trott needed to finish three places higher than American rival Sarah Hammer, the pair having been neck and neck throughout the two-day competition.

Trott, the reigning world champion, duly posted the fastest time, with Hammer, on the other side of the track, only fourth.

It left Trott, who won three of the six disciplines, the winner by a single point in the overall standings.

The 20-year-old from Cheshunt won team pursuit gold on Saturday but has now won an individual title to join an elite club of British females to have won double gold at a single Games, including Dame Kelly Holmes and swimmer Rebecca Adlington.

Trott said: "Not many 20-year-olds can say they have two gold medals.

"I don't think people talk about me in the same sense as them. I just can't believe it.''

The leader overnight, Trott added: "I had such a good day yesterday and came out with the lowest points I could have hoped for, my training paid off.

"But today I didn't actually have that great a day. I was disappointed to finish second in the IP (individual pursuit).

"I thought I might win the IP as my training's been going so well. And then I ballsed the scratch race up as well didn't I?

"All I had to do was roll her and I didn't. I thought 'it's all down to the 500m now'. I was so nervous and I don't get nervous for the 500.

"I know I'm good at 500s, I know that sounds too confident but I am. But three places? You don't put three places on Sarah Hammer very easily. She's the strongest rider out there.

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  • ...As Prince Harry, Lord Sebastian Coe and John Major cheer from the stands
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  • ...Before saluting the partisan crowd
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"I thought how am I going to do this? I thought I was going to be sick on the start line, which didn't help matters. But I just got going and the crowd just drove me home. I was so happy.

"I was so nervous last night I couldn't sleep. Every emotion was going through my head.

"All I kept thinking was 'I just want to celebrate with my family'.''

Annette Edmondson of Australia took the bronze medal after finishing just behind Trott in the time trial.