London: Guo Shuang and Gong Jinjie had just finished a victory lap and started celebrating with officials from the Chinese team when they found out they were not Olympic champions.
The Chinese pair had already beaten the world record earlier. And they had put on a dominant display in the final of the women's team sprint track cycling event to beat their German rivals, Miriam Welte and Kristina Vogel, in the London Velodrome.
But their joy suddenly turned to bitterness as the Velodrome speaker announced that they were disqualified for a lane change in the final.
The Chinese rushed to the officials table, next to the paddocks in the center of the track, and shook their heads in disbelief while looking at the amended results on a computer screen....more
02:20 AM, Aug 03, 2012