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Anna Meares

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 1
Bronze 3
Total 6
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameAnna Maree Devenish•Meares
Used nameAnna•Meares
Born21 September 1983 in Blackwater, Queensland (AUS)
Measurements165 cm / 70 kg
AffiliationsRockhampton Cycling Club
NOC Australia

Biography

With 15 medals won through 2010, Anna Meares is one of the most successful female track cyclists ever. She has been most successful in the 500 m time trial, winning three world titles (2004, 2007, 2012), one Olympic title (2004) and two Commonwealth Games golds (2006, 2010) in that event. She also won two team sprint gold medals at the World Championships (2009-10), and won five silvers and five bronzes in all speed disciplines, including the sprint and keirin. Meares also gained two Olympic medals in the sprint, with silver in 2008 and bronze in 2004. Anna’s sister, Kerrie, was runner-up in the sprint at the 2002 World Championships.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
2004 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) AUS Anna Meares
Sprint, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
500 metres Time Trial, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
2008 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) AUS Anna Meares
Sprint, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
2012 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) AUS Anna Meares
Sprint, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
Keirin, Women (Olympic) 5
Team Sprint, Women (Olympic) Kaarle McCulloch 3 Bronze
2016 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) AUS Anna Meares
Sprint, Women (Olympic) 10
Keirin, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Team Sprint, Women (Olympic) Stephanie Morton 4

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
2016 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony AUS Anna Meares

Special Notes