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On the final day of Tokyo 2020Kelsey Mitchell has won gold in the women’s sprint at the Izu Velodrome.

She joins Lori-Ann Muenzer as Canada’s only Olympic gold medallists ever in track cycling. Muenzer also won sprint gold at Athens 2004.

It’s been quite a rise to the top for Mitchell. After spending five years as a varsity soccer player at the University of Alberta, Mitchell attended the RBC Training Ground in 2017 where she was identified by Cycling Canada. She began training with the national track cycling team in 2018 and won three medals at the Canadian Championships later that year.

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