Daryl Perkins

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Daryl Perkins
Personal information
Full name Daryl Perkins
Born (1943-04-20) 20 April 1943 (age 74)
Victoria, Australia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Weight 76 kg (168 lb; 12.0 st)[1]
Team information
Discipline Track
Role Rider
Rider type Sprint
Amateur team(s)
(from at least 2002–) Carnegie Caulfield Club
2008 Maillot Jaune[2]

Daryl Perkins (born 20 April 1943)[1] is a former Australian professional track cyclist.

Biography[edit]

Perkins was born and lives in the state of Victoria, Australia. He was a sprint, tandem and six-day rider.[3]

Perkins teamed with Ian Browne to win the tandem sprint at the Australian National Track Championships. That qualified them to compete at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.[4] They were knocked out of the tandem sprint in the quarter final by the Soviet Union and came fifth.[1]

In 1966, Perkins won the bronze medal in the 1000m sprint at the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica, finishing behind Roger Gibbon and Jim Booker.[5]

Perkins took over a hotel in Ararat in 2004.[6] He is also involved in Derny piloting and is a commissaire.[7]

He is the father of track cyclist Shane Perkins.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Daryl Perkins". Sports Reference. 
  2. ^ Cameron Lucadou-Wells (11 August 2008). "Riders remember a brilliant life lost". Monash Journal. Archived from the original on 16 September 2008. 
  3. ^ "Pacer: Daryl Perkins (Australia) & rider Doug Garley (Australia) 2003". 
  4. ^ "Australian & New Zealand Olympians: The Stories of 100 Great Champions, Graeme Atkinson". Archived from the original on 29 December 2008. 
  5. ^ "Commonwealth Games Medallists - Cycling". gbrathletics.com. 
  6. ^ Melissa Ryan (2004-04-10). "Old heroes re-create legendary stoush". Fairfax Digital. 
  7. ^ Malcolm Sawford (2002-06-29). "Two out of two for Snozza". Cycling News. 
  8. ^ "World Junior Track Championships". Cycling News. 2004-07-29.