Brett Aitken

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Brett Aitken
Personal information
Born (1971-01-25) 25 January 1971 (age 46)
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia[1]
Height 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)[2]
Weight 65 kg (143 lb; 10.2 st)[2]
Team information
Discipline Track cycling
Role Rider

Brett Aitken (born 25 January 1971) is an Australian Olympic track cyclist.[3] He has won three Olympic medals,[4] including gold in the Madison event at the 2000 Olympics.[5] He retired from cycling in 2004, but returned in 2006 to ride on the Oceania Tour.[5] On 16 January 2001, he was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for his gold medal winning achievement.[6]

Aitken was born in Adelaide and was affiliated with the Adelaide Cycling Club.[2] He was also an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brett Aitken". Santos Tour Down Under site. UniSA. Retrieved 28 June 2011. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b c "Brett Aitken". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference. Retrieved 3 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Athlete Biography, AOC
  4. ^ Olympic Games, ABC
  5. ^ a b Jones, Jeff & Stevenson, John (2006) "Olympic gold medalist Aitken returns to cycling Archived 10 September 2012 at the Wayback Machine.", CyclingNews.com, 18 February 2006, retrieved 24 January 2010
  6. ^ "Alicia Aberley". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  7. ^ AIS Cycling Achievements