Gary Anderson (cyclist)

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Gary Anderson
Personal information
Born (1967-09-18) 18 September 1967 (age 49)
London, England

Gary John Anderson, MBE (born 18 September 1967), is a former track and road cyclist from New Zealand who won an Olympic bronze medal and three Commonwealth Games gold medals.[1]

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 Television New Zealand. After returning for his final Games in Sydney he turned to coaching and managing.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gary Anderson Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Anthony Mosse
Lonsdale Cup of the New Zealand Olympic Committee
1990
Succeeded by
Anna Simcic