Matthew Glaetzer

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Matthew Glaetzer
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Personal information
Born (1992-08-24) 24 August 1992 (age 26)
Adelaide, South Australia
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Weight86 kg (190 lb)[1]
Team information
DisciplineTrack cycling
RoleRider
Rider typeSprint
Professional team(s)

Matthew Glaetzer (born 24 August 1992) is an Australian track cyclist.

Career[edit]

He competed in the team sprint event at the 2012 Summer Olympics, and won the 2012 World Championship in the team sprint with Scott Sunderland and Shane Perkins.[2]

Glaetzer represented Australia in the men's sprint, men's keirin, and men's team sprint events at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[1]

In 12 November 2017, at the World Cup competition in Manchester, Glaetzer became the first rider ever to break the 1:00 minute mark for 1 km time trial, at sea level velodrome.

At the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Glaetzer won gold in the men's keirin. He was eliminated from the men's sprint in the quarterfinals.[3] The next day, he won gold in the men's 1km time trial.[4]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Australia
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 4th Men's sprint Lost bronze medal final to Denis Dmitriev
10th Men's keirin Came 4th in 7–12 final
4th Men's team sprint Lost bronze medal final to France

Personal life[edit]

Glaetzer is a Christian. He stated that he has been a Christian all his life, but drifted from God during his teens due to injuries. He rededicated his life to God a camp run by his local church.[5] He also said God gave him the gift of cycling.[6] Glaetzer leads a youth group at Influencers Church in Paradise, Adelaide.[7]

Glaetzer is a student at University of South Australia, where he is studying a degree in Human Movement.[8] He has stated that he wants to go into physiotherapy when he retires from cycling.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Rio 2016: Matthew Glaetzer athlete profile". rio2016.com. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Accidental cyclist Matthew Glaetzer keeps the faith". adelaidenow.com.au. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Cate Campbell takes gold, success in triathlon and cycling". ABC News. 7 April 2018. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Matthew Glaetzer bounces back from early Games failure to claim Gold - myGC.com.au". myGC.com.au. 8 April 2018. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Humble winner". challengenews.online. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Accidental cyclist keeps the faith". Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  7. ^ "The Coffee Ride #36 — Track feature special". Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  8. ^ "w3.unisa.edu.au/unisanews/2014/July/story7.asp". w3.unisa.edu.au. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  9. ^ "The Coffee Ride #36 — Track feature special". Retrieved 9 August 2017.

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