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Meares, Anna Maree Devenish (1983 - )

Born
21 September 1983
Blackwater, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Commonwealth or Empire Games Gold Medalist, Cyclist and Olympian
Website
http://www.annameares.com.au/

Summary

In 2001 Anna Meares was awarded the Australian Junior Women's Track Cyclist of the Year. Since then, she has added an enormous array of trophies to her cabinet.

Meares made an astonishing come back from a very bad cycling accident at the World Cup in January 2008 when she broke her neck. But she fought her way back and qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, eventually winning a silver medal in the women's sprint event.

In London in 2012, she rode a brilliant tactical race to win a gold medal in the sprint.

She was the flag-bearer and captain for the Australian team at the 2016 Summer Olympics, where she won a bronze medal in keirin. This made her the first Australian to win individual medals in four consecutive Olympics.

On 16 October 2016 Meares announced her official retirement from her competitive cycling career.

Details

Events

2004
Bronze Medalist at the Athens Olympic Games - Cycling - Sprint
2004
Gold Medalist at the Athens Olympic Games - Cycling - 500m Time Trial
2006
Gold Medalist at Melbourne Commonwealth Games - Cycling - 500m Time Trial
2008
Silver Medalist at the Beijing Olympic Games - Cycling - Sprint
2010
Gold Medalist at the 2010 New Delhi Commonwealth Games - Cycling - 500m Time Trial
2010
Gold Medalist at the 2010 New Delhi Commonwealth Games - Cycling - Sprint
2010
Gold Medalist at the 2010 New Delhi Commonwealth Games - Cycling - Team Sprint
2012
Bronze Medalist at the London Olympic Games - Cycling - Team Sprint
2012
Gold Medalist at the London Olympic Games - Cycling - Sprint
2014
Gold Medalist at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games - Cycling - 500m Time Trial
2016
Bronze Medalist at Rio de Janiero Olympic Games - Cycling - Women's keirin

Sources used to compile this entry: Australia at the Games, with Gordon, Harry, Australian Olympic Committee, 2006, http://corporate.olympics.com.au/index.cfm?p=25.

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