Melinda McLeod

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Melinda McLeod
Personal information
Full name Melinda McLeod
Born February 1993 (1993-02) (age 21)
Mackay, QLD, Australia
Team information
Current team Intense BMX
Discipline BMX Racing
Role Rider
Major wins
2003 World Champion
2007 BMX World Champion
2008 World Champion
2011 Junior Elite Women World Champion
Infobox last updated on
25 March 2009

Melinda McLeod (born 12 February 1993) is an Australian female professional BMX cyclist. Renowned for her jumping ability, she is a six time world champion and has won multiple Gold medals at the Australian National Championships. She is currently riding for an American bicycle company called Intense and is a member of the AIS High Performance Program. In 2012, McLeod narrowly missed selection onto the Australian Olympic Team and was later internally named as an alternate athlete. Her dream is to win an Olympic gold medal.

At the 2007 World Championships in Canada, McLeod won two gold medals, making her the most successful Australian rider at the titles.[1]

McLeod was named Junior Sport Star of the Year for her efforts in BMX in 2008.[2]

Career highlights[edit]

  • Two gold medals at the 2007 BMX World Championships
  • Won Gold at the 2008 BMX World Championships in China
  • 2011 Junior Elite Women World Champion in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Won multiple Golds at Australian Nationals Championships

References[edit]

  1. ^ "31/07 Double Gold for Mackay's McLeod". BMX Australia. Retrieved 25 March 2009. 
  2. ^ Sally, Connell. "Melinda McLeod wins Junior Sports Star of the Year". Retrieved 25 March 2009. 

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