Gary Anderson

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameGary John•Anderson
Used nameGary•Anderson
Born18 September 1967 in London, Greater London, England (GBR)
Measurements181 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsWanganui Cycling Club
NOC New Zealand

Biography

Gary Anderson first made his mark as an 18-year-old at the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh in 1986 when he won two silver and two bronze medals. Four years later, he dominated the track cycling programme at the Commonwealth Games in Auckland – he won his specialist event, the individual pursuit, was a member of the winning pursuit team, and won the track finale, the 10-mile. Two years later, in Barcelona, Anderson became the first New Zealander to win an Olympic cycling medal when he was third in the individual pursuit. His Commonwealth Games medal collection was interrupted when a near-fatal accident in Pennsylvania cost him any chance of competing at Kuala Lumpur in 1998.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) NZL Gary Anderson
Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 7
1992 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) NZL Gary Anderson
Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) New Zealand 7
1996 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) NZL Gary Anderson
Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 13
2000 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) NZL Gary Anderson
Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 14
Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) New Zealand 6

Special Notes