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Sarah Lee Wai-sze

Sarah Lee outguns rival again for second sprint gold medal at International Track Series

Hong Kong’s golden girl indicates her excellent form by defeating Aussie rival Stephanie Morton for the second time in four days in Melbourne

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 25 June, 2016, 11:47pm
UPDATED : Sunday, 26 June, 2016, 12:59pm

Hong Kong cycling queen Sarah Lee Wai-sze gave herself another timely boost ahead of this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio after she won her second sprint gold and her third gold in all at the International Track Series in Melbourne on Saturday.

The London Games bronze medallist continued her strong run towards hitting peak form for Rio by beating Aussie rival Stephanie Morton again in the final.

It was her second victory over Morton in four days after overcoming the Australian sprinter in the opening day of the series on Wednesday. She also won the keirin final on Thursday.

Head coach Shen Jinkang, who is currently in Rio for the track Olympic Test Event, said the Melbourne event would be their first and only test before the Olympic Games.

Lee also defeated reigning Olympic champion Anna Meares of Australia in the semi-final before crossing swords with Morton.

The Hong Kong rider will compete in the keirin on Sunday before heading back to the mainland for her final tune up for Rio.