Hong Kong's Sarah Lee Wai-Sze had to settle for sixth overall in the women's sprint at the Rio Olympics after Germany’s Kristina Vogel scored a 2-0 victory her in the quarter-finals on Tuesday.
Wai-Sze needed to win the second clash between the two in their best-of-three quarter-final after Vogel defended furiously against the Hong Kong rider’s onslaught to win the first race.
However, she was unable to do so as a single flash maneuver by Germany’s Vogel in heat two ended her challenge.
Midway through the second lap, after Lee had led off, Vogel slid elegantly from the top of the bank to Lee’s inside and took a sizeable lead that the Hong Kong cyclist was unable to overcome.
In the fifth-eighth place race, Wai-Sze finished second, which meant she claimed sixth overall.
"I'm very disappointed," Wai-Sze said afterwards.
"My dream is over. It was four years of hard work to get here."
The 29-year-old Wai-Sze will be 33 when the Tokyo Olympics come around and it is unlikely that she will add to the bronze medal she won in the Keirin at London 2012.