Cyclist Nicholas Paul had the worst possible weekend in his life at the UCI Track Champions League in Great Britain on Friday.
Paul, the world record holder in the flying 200 metres, failed to qualify for the final of the sprints after finishing third in his first-round heat four, which comprised Tom Derache of France and Maximilian Levy from Germany.
That heat was won by the Frenchman, with Levy securing the runner-up position.
Dutchman Harrie Lavreysen expectedly claimed the gold medal in the event final, as he held off Stefan Boetticher in the final.
Later, Paul secured a final berth in the keirin that followed but again could not catch up after an early dash to the finish line from Boetticher, Levy and company soon after the derney (motorbike) left the track.
With the final lap to go, Paul had found himself in the last position, while Lavreysen, the early sprint winner, was in fourth. Boetticher eventually held off the field for the gold medal, ahead of Vasilijus Lendel of Lithuania. Suriname's Jair Tjon En Fa was third and Lavreysen was fourth.
Last week Paul received the silver medal in the men's sprint after being beaten on the line by Lavreysen.