2012 Summer Olympics - Athletes

track (sprint, keirin, 500m time trial)

Anna Meares

Date of birth

1983-09-21

Birthplace

Blackwater

Height

165 cm

Weight

72.0 kg

Olympic Games (5 medals: 2 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)

  • 500m time trial: 1st (2004)
  • Sprint: 1st (2012), 2nd (2008), 3rd (2004)
  • Team sprint: 3rd (2012)

World Championships (26 medals: 11 gold, 9 silver, 6 bronze)

  • 500m time trial: 1st (2004, 2007, 2010, 2012), 2nd (2005, 2009, 2014, 2015)
  • Keirin: 1st (2011, 2012, 2015), 2nd (2003, 2014, 2016), 3rd (2007)
  • Sprint: 1st (2011), 2nd (2004), 3rd (2005, 2007, 2012)
  • Team sprint: 1st (2009, 2010, 2011), 2nd (2012), 3rd (2007, 2015)

Going for gold again

Double Olympic champion in 2004 (500m time trial) and 2012 (sprint), track cyclist Anna Meares is gunning for gold again in Rio.

At 32, the Australian boasts a phenomenal record, having conquered a record 11 world titles between 2004 and 2015 (4 in the 500m time trial, 3 in the keirin, 1 in the sprint and 3 in the team sprint).

The first woman to go below 33 seconds in the 500m (in 2013), Meares made an astonishing comeback from a terrible accident in 2008, when she broke her neck at the World Cup.

The pressure has sometimes taken its toll - and no more so than at London 2012, where she beat home favourite Victoria Pendleton to sprint gold: "At the time, I was tearing my hair out," Meares admits. "It was just super stressful."

Results

Women's Team Sprint

Women's Team Sprint32.727
4Women's Team Sprint, Qualification32.825
4Women's Team Sprint, Qualification, Heat 432.825
3Women's Team Sprint, 1st Round32.806
1Women's Team Sprint, 1st Round, Heat 132.806
3Women's Team Sprint, Final 3-432.727

Women's Keirin

4Women's Keirin, 1st RoundQ
2Women's Keirin, 1st Round, Heat 2Q
2Women's Keirin, 2nd Round11.175
1Women's Keirin, 2nd Round, Heat 111.175

Women's Sprint

2Women's Sprint, Qualification10.805
8Women's Sprint, Last 3211.800
1Women's Sprint, Last 32, Heat 211.800
5Women's Sprint, Last 1611.566
1Women's Sprint, Last 16, Heat 211.566
1Women's Sprint, QuarterfinalQ
1Women's Sprint, Quarterfinal, Heat 2Q
1Women's Sprint, Semifinal, Heat 2Q
1Women's Sprint, Semifinal, Heat 2, Race 111.683

Medal Tracker

Total Medal Leaders
  • 121
    USA
  • 70
    CHN
  • 67
    GBR
  • Gold
    46
    USA
    GBR27
    CHN26
  • Silver
    37
    USA
    GBR23
    CHN18
  • Bronze
    38
    USA
    CHN26
    JPN21
Total Medal Leaders
  • 6
    Phelps
    Phelps
  • 5
    Ledecky
    Ledecky
  • 5
    Biles
    Biles
  • Gold
    5
    Phelps
    Phelps
    Ledecky4
    Biles4
  • Silver
    3
    Hammer
    Hammer
    Manuel2
    McKeon2
  • Bronze
    2
    Adrian
    Adrian
    Oleksiak2
    Chalmers2

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