Kristin Armstrong of United States won the gold medal in the women’s Individual Time Trial Cycling Event of Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Wednesday.
Kristin Armstrong finished her time trial with a time of 44 minutes, 26.42 seconds. It is her third consecutive gold medal in the event.
After the race, 43 year-old Kristin Armstrong dropped off her bike and collapsed to the ground, exhausted. Her son was then lifted over the fence and he sprinted into her arms. The two held each other in an embrace, just beyond the finish line, as the cameras flashed.
Armstrong was the last cyclist to take off on the day, and with the course becoming wetter by the minute in the morning rain, some worried she wouldn’t be able to log a fast time with the worsening conditions.
Russia’s Olga Zabelinskaya came in second with a time of 44:31.97 to win the silver medal. She has just completed an 18-month ban after she tested positive for a banned stimulant in 2014.
Anna van der Breggen of the Netherlands came in third to win the Bronze medal with a time of 44:37.80.