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Memphis-born cyclist wins gold

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(WMC-TV) - Memphis-born cyclist Kristin Armstrong won her second Olympic gold medal during the individual time trials.

She beat Judith Arndt of Germany by 16 seconds.

Armstrong raced the 18-mile course in 37 minutes and 34.82 seconds.

Just two months ago, it was unclear whether Armstrong would even make the U.S. Cycling Team after crashing during a qualifying race in Boise, Idaho, and breaking her collarbone. She had surgery, recovered, and came back to defend her title.

Armstrong won the gold in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

Since that win, she briefly retired to start a family. She got back on her bike after giving birth to her son, Lucas, in 2010.

Arndt finished in 37:50.29 for the silver.  Olga Zabelinskaya of Russia took home the bronze.

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