Cycling chaos as Team GB's Jack Carlin caught up in keirin crash which wiped out two riders
TEAM GB star Jack Carlin was involved in a crash during the men's keirin heat that saw two riders fail to finish.
The 24-year-old, who has already secured two medals at the Tokyo 2020 Games, inadvertently veered into Malaysia's Muhammad Shah Firdaus Sahrom's line of sight.
He instantly hit the deck after losing control, with Kazakhstan's Sergey Ponomaryov subsequently going over him having had no room to get out the way.
Carlin, along with Canada's Hugo Barrette, Australia's Matthew Richardson and Holland's Matthijs Buchli, finished the race.
The British ace, who scooped the silver in the team sprint and bronze in the sprint, was cleared of any wrongdoing.
As a result, the heat was re-run, with the race yet again marred by another huge crash.
With Sahrom and Ponomaryov failing to make the start line, only four riders geared up for the race.
And it was Carlin that finished in first place to qualify for Sunday's quarter-final.
Dutch star Buchli followed in second place, but he was relegated after being judged to have caused Canada's Barrette to go down.
Australian cyclist Richardson was them promoted from third to second.
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Buchli then had to compete in the repechages, where he came up against six-time Olympic champion Jason Kenny.
And the three-time world champion safely secured his spot in the quarter-final by winning his race.
He was followed by Germany's Stefan Botticher, with Buchli yet again finishing in third.
As a result the Dutch rider, who the gold medal in the Tokyo team pursuit, failed to qualify for the next round.
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