Gary Anderson (cyclist)

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Gary Anderson
Medal record
Competitor for  New Zealand
Men's Track cycling
Olympic Games
Bronze Barcelona 1992 4000m Individual Pursuit
Commonwealth Games
Gold 1990 Auckland 4000m Individual Pursuit
Gold 1990 Auckland 4000m Team Pursuit
Gold 1990 Auckland 10 Mile Track Race
Silver 1986 Edinburgh 4000m Team Pursuit
Silver 1986 Edinburgh 1000m Time Trial
Silver 1990 Auckland 1000m Time Trial
Bronze 1986 Edinburgh 4000m Individual Pursuit
Bronze 1986 Edinburgh 10 Mile Track Race

Gary John Anderson, MBE (born 18 September 1967 in London), is a former track and road cyclist from New Zealand who won an Olympic bronze medal and three Commonwealth Games gold medals.

Cycling career[edit]

Anderson attended four Olympics. He finished third in the 4000m pursuit at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain, and achieved the following placings at his other games:

Anderson won eight medals at the Commonwealth Games, including three golds at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland.

In the 1990 Queen's Birthday Honours, Anderson was awarded an MBE, for services to cycling.

Anderson raced with a heart defect which could make his heart race under stress. He was in top form prior to the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur but was injured in a crash and instead commentated for New Zealand television. After returning for his final Games in Sydney he turned to coaching and managing.

Personal life[edit]

Born in London, Anderson moved with his family to New Zealand when he was 9. He now lives in Wanganui.