Ethan Mitchell

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Ethan Mitchell
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Ethan Mitchell (2018)
Personal information
Born (1991-02-19) 19 February 1991 (age 28)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight81 kg (179 lb)

Ethan Mitchell (born 19 February 1991) is a New Zealand track cyclist. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed in the men's team sprint for the national team.[1]

Mitchell has had a successful career in track sprinting after specialising in the 'standing lap' role of first position in the team sprint. Mitchell burst on the scene as a starter at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and has consistently risen the ranks to be one of the world's fastest from the gate.[citation needed] He has received Gold, Silver and Bronze medals at World Cup events and Silver and Bronze at the World Championship level in the team sprint. As Junior World Champion in 2009, an elite men's world title has eluded him and the New Zealand team. At the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Mitchell won a gold medal in the Men's team sprint and set a games record with his teammates. [2] At the 2016 Rio Olympics, he won a silver medal alongside Sam Webster and Eddie Dawkins in the team sprint.[3] Mitchell won a bronze medal at the 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Hong Kong in the sprint event; the first New Zealander who won a world championship medal in an individual event.[4]

At the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Mitchell won Gold in the team sprint event alongside Sam Webster and Eddie Dawkins.[5]

Major results[edit]

2017
1st Team Sprint, UCI World Track Championships
2nd Sprinters Omnium, Six Day London

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ethan Mitchell". London2012.com. Archived from the original on 27 April 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2012.
  2. ^ http://www.olympic.org.nz/athletes/ethan-mitchell/
  3. ^ "Sam Webster 12th in individual sprint". Newshub. 14 August 2016. Archived from the original on 22 August 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Ethan Mitchell creates New Zealand cycling history at world track championships". The Press. 17 April 2017. p. B6. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  5. ^ Qualifying results