Sam Webster (cyclist)

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Sam Webster
UCI Track World Championships 2018 093.jpg
Personal information
Nickname Wiki[1]
Born (1991-07-16) 16 July 1991 (age 26)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb; 12 st 8 lb)
Team information
Discipline Track
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Major wins
3x Junior World Champion 2009, 2 gold medals at 2014 glasgow commonwealth games.

Sam Webster (born 16 July 1991) is a New Zealand track cyclist. He was the 2009 sprint, keirin and team sprint World Champion at the Junior World Championships and New Zealand national track cycling champion. He won gold medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in the individual sprint and the team sprint.

Biography[edit]

Born in Auckland in 1991, Webster attended Auckland Grammar School.[2] Webster is a track cyclist competing in a variety of sprint disciplines. His palmarès include a gold medal at the January 2009 Australian Youth Olympic Festival in the men's sprint.[3] At the Junior World Championship in August 2009 in Moscow, he won gold in the team sprint, Keirin and sprint. From the Junior World Championships, he moved into the elite category. Webster is a member of the New Zealand team sprint team that has made the consistent climb at the World Championships, from Bronze in 2012 (Melbourne), Silver in 2013 (Minsk) and Gold in 2014 (Cali, Colombia), claiming their first World Champions rainbow jersey in the elite ranks.

At the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, Webster raced his way to Bronze in the sprint and Silver in the team sprint but suffered a big crash in the team sprint in the race for gold. He was the reserve for the New Zealand sprint team at the 2012 London Olympics. At the 2016 Rio Olympics, he won alongside Eddie Dawkins and Ethan Mitchell a silver medal in the team sprint and came 12th in the individual sprint.[4] He is yet to compete in the Keirin event.[5]

At the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Webster won Gold in the team sprint event alongside Ethan Mitchell and Eddie Dawkins.[6]

Major results[edit]

2009
1st Sprint, 2009 UCI Juniors Track World Championships
1st Keirin, 2009 UCI Juniors Track World Championships
1st Team Sprint, 2009 UCI Juniors Track World Championships
2nd Keirin, Oceania Cycling Championships
3rd Team sprint, Oceania Cycling Championships
2010
1st Sprintmeeting, Cottbus (August)
1st Sprintmeeting, Dudenhofen (September)
1st Sprintmeeting, Darmstadt (September)
2nd Team Sprint, 2010 Commonwealth Games, Delhi
2nd Team Sprint, UCI World Cup Classics, Melbourne
3rd Team Sprint, UCI World Cup Classics, Cali
3rd Sprint, 2010 Commonwealth Games, Delhi
3rd Keirin, New Zealand National Championships
6th Keirin, UCI Track World Championships, Copenhagen
2012
3rd Team Sprint, UCI Track World Championships, Melbourne
2013
2nd Team Sprint, UCI Track World Championships, Minsk
2014
1st Team Sprint, UCI Track World Championships, Cali
1st Sprint, 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow
1st Team Sprint, 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow
2015
2nd Team Sprint, UCI Track World Championships, Yvelines
2016
1st Team Sprint, UCI Track World Championships, London
2nd Team Sprint, 2016 Summer Olympics, Rio de Janeiro
2017
1st Team Sprint, UCI Track World Championships, Hong Kong
2018
1st Team Sprint, 2018 Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast
1st Sprint, 2018 Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast

Sponsors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Archibald, Matt (9 June 2011). "Matt Archibald's German Diary". Cycling Southland. 
  2. ^ "New Cycling Club for Auckland". Cycling New Zealand. 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ "Australian Youth Olympic Festival 2009 Australian Youth Olympic Festival". New Zealand Olympic Committee. Retrieved 16 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Sam Webster 12th in individual sprint". Newshub. 14 August 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Sam Webster". New Zealand Olympic Committee. Retrieved 16 August 2016. 
  6. ^ Qualifying results

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