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 Mum, dad toasted Anna's win with 'couple of tinnies' - Cycling -
As cyclist Anna Meares was riding the race of her life at the Athens Olympics, her parents were watching their daughter on a tiny, portable television half a world away.
Meares was the last rider and, despite the immense pressure, she finished the 500m in 33.952s - a world record.
Meares was inspired to ride after watching champion cyclist Kathy Watts, and her first Olympic memory was in 1996, when swimmer Kieren Perkins won the 1500m at Atlanta.
www.theage.com.au /olympics/articles/2004/08/21/1092972824909.html   (657 words)

  
 The Epoch Times | Cycling-Meares Breaks 500m Time Trial World Record
Meares shaved 0.008 seconds off the previous world record of 33.952 she set to win the gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics, reaffirming her as the world's top female sprinter after a back injury threatened to end her career.
Anna, now 23, took her place and duly won the world crown, then broke the world record to add the Olympic title later that same year, but almost quit the sport last year after suffering a bulging disc.
Meares has her sights set on the 2008 Beijing Olympics but has had to switch from the time trial to the sprint after her preferred event was scrapped from the programme to make way for BMX.
www.theepochtimes.com /news/6-11-18/48321.html   (384 words)

  
 CNN.com - Australian cyclists double triumph - Mar 16, 2006
Meares, the Olympic 500 meters time trial champion, confirmed her pedigree with a comfortable victory, but Kersten's success was unexpected.
But Meares, cheered on by her parents who were in attendance to watch their daughter at a major championships for the first time, eclipsed Pendleton's mark to take gold on 34.326 seconds.
Anna's sister Kerrie, the 2002 Manchester champion, made it a night to remember for the Meares family by claiming the bronze medal in 35.210 seconds.
www.cnn.com /2006/SPORT/03/16/australia.gamesgold   (526 words)

  
 sport.iafrica.com | today World record for Aussie cyclist
Australia's world champion Anna Meares produced a world record when it counted to stun her rivals and win the women's 500 metre time trial at the Athens Olympics on Friday.
Meares was in the reverse situation at the world championships in Melbourne last May when she held the best time of 34.342 seconds, and had to sweat it out with seven riders left in the competition before claiming the title.
Meares' older sister, Kerrie, was the former Australian champion in the time trial, and probably would have been in Athens ahead of her sibling if not for a back injury last year which ruled her out of the Games.
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 Daily Peloton - Pro Cycling News
In the first heat, it looked like Meares was going to continue her no-nonsense charge to the final, as she came around Muenzer before the sprint and then held her off in 11.802 seconds, which turned out to be the fastest time in the semi-final.
In the bronze medal heat, Anna Meares got a consolation, as both times she led from the front and was able to stave off the world sprint champion, who had actually beaten her 2-1 to win that event.
Nonetheless, Meares won't be too disappointed having taken 500m TT gold on the first day; Grankovskaya, though, has shown few shades of the form that took her to world championship glory, having had to qualify through the repechage for the quarter finals.
www.dailypeloton.com /displayarticle.asp?pk=6872   (1743 words)

  
 WomensCycling.net - Anna Meares in best form since Athens Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Meares, who took an extended break after her wedding in April, says she has had a solid block of training leading up to next week's event which kicks off her bid for Beijing glory and is happy to say her back injury seems to be a thing of the past.
Meares will race the 500m time trial, sprint, keirin and teams sprint (paired with sister Kerrie) in Sydney but the sprint will be of special significance.
Meares is the only rider to have defeated Tsylinskaya in the event at the World Championships since 2002 (Meares won in 2004 in Melbourne) and got the better of her Belarus rival in Athens as well.
www.womenscycling.net /2006/NewsPages2006/11_006_AUS_Meares.htm   (775 words)

  
 Meares leads at World Track Cycling Cup
Meares broke her own world record en-route to gold in the 500m time trial at the Dunc Gray Velodrome before returning to the track with her sister Kerrie to win a second gold in the women's team sprint.
Meares, who almost quit the sport last year after suffering a serious back injury, shaved eight thousandths of a second off the time she set winning gold at the Athens Olympics, posting 33.944 in finishing ahead of Lithuanian Simona Krupeckaite and Yvonne Hijgenaar of the Netherlands.
Meares said her recovery from the injury and preparation for the event had been "faultless".
news.ninemsn.com.au /article.aspx?id=75159   (626 words)

  
 Meares sets 500m record in Sydney
Anna Meares, Australia's Olympic and Commonwealth Games track cycling champion, set a world record for the women's 500-meter time trial on Saturday.
Meares clocked a time of 33.944 seconds to break her own world record by eight one-thousandths of a second in the final of the event at the UCI World Cup track meet in Sydney.
Meares beat reigning world champion Natalia Tsylinskaya of Belarus in the final, and her achievement was all the more welcome after a back injury last year threatened to end her career.
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 Meares smashes world time-trial record - Sport - smh.com.au (via CobWeb/3.1 planet2.scs.cs.nyu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Meares shaved 0.008 of a second off her record for the 500-metre time trial at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup, setting a new mark of 33.994s.
Meares overcame the pain of torn and bulging discs in her back and an amended training program to win the event at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games, and silver at the world championships in France in April.
Meares' world record more than compensated for her being knocked out in the quarter-finals of the women's sprint on Friday night after drawing Tsylinskaya, an eight-time world champion.
www.smh.com.au.cob-web.org:8888 /news/sport/meares-smashes-world-timetrial-record/2006/11/18/1163266828539.html   (798 words)

  
 WomensCycling.net - Track Day 1 - Commonwealth Games - 500m TT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Anna Meares wins first cycling gold of the Games for Australia in the 500m TT Anna Meares (AUS) rode a gold medal winning ride in 34.326 setting a new Commonwealth Games record, ahead of Victoria Pendleton (ENG) and Kerrie Meares (AUS).
The triumph was a testament to the fighting spirit of Meares, whose doctors told her as recently as seven months ago that a back injury would prevent her from racing in Melbourne.
Anna’s ride was tough and was a repeat of what she had experienced in Athens; beat a record breaking time to take Gold.
www.womenscycling.net /2006/EventsPages2006/M2006/Track1.htm   (1050 words)

  
 Anna Meares outsprints sister Kerrie - Sport - www.smh.com.au (via CobWeb/3.1 planet2.scs.cs.nyu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Eyeing some more additions to her world championship wardrobe, Anna Meares was too strong for sister Kerrie last night at the Australian track cycling championships.
Anna beat her older sister two heats to nil in the best-of-three sprint final, first outfoxing Kerrie in heat one and then having too much speed in the second.
Last night was the first time Anna and Kerrie had ridden against each other in a sprint final since their eventful under-19 race at the 2000 nationals.
www.smh.com.au.cob-web.org:8888 /news/Sport/Anna-Meares-outsprints-sister-Kerrie/2005/02/11/1108061876048.html   (732 words)

  
 www.cyclingnews.com presents the 28th Olympic Games
Australian Anna Meares not only took the gold medal in the women's 500m time trial in Athens today, but also set a new world record.
Anna Meares started cycling at a young age with her older sister Kerrie, and the two have become the dominant force in Australian track sprinting over the past two years.
Meares, who says her "confidence has built up with the World Cup experience over the past few years," has also gained tactical experience from training with the other riders at the AIS.
www.cyclingnews.com /road/2004/olympics04/?id=features/aug20meares   (383 words)

  
 www.cyclingnews.com presents the 28th Olympic Games
Meares had the advantage of starting last of the 12 women, and knew that she had to beat an Olympic record to win after Yonghua Jiang (China) set a blistering time of 34.112 as the second last rider.
Meares was also asked about the controversy facing the Australian track program, and the criticism that has surfaced in the media at home.
Anna Meares (Aus) wins the women's 500m TT Anna Meares (Aus) celebrates her gold medal and world record in the women's 500m TT Women's 500m TT gold medalist Anna Meares (Australia) looks happy with herself on the podium
www.cyclingnews.com /road/2004/olympics04/?id=results/track_women_500   (545 words)

  
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Marv (coach) and Anna discussing tactics in the lead up to her next opponent on the track for the sprint finals.
Anna acknowledging the crowd as she goes through to the semi finals for the sprint
Anna recieving her gold medal for the sprint.
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 Olympic cycling champ breaks own world record - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) — Olympic cycling champion Anna Meares of Australia broke her world record in the 500-meter time trial Saturday, slicing 0.008 seconds off the mark from her gold-medal ride at the Athens Games.
Meares also teamed with sister Kerri to win the team sprint event over the German pair of Jane Gerisch and Dana Gloss in World Cup track cycling.
Anna Meares, who has recovered from a back injury, set the record of 33.944 seconds in the 500 at Dunc Gray Velodrome.
www.usatoday.com /sports/cycling/2006-11-18-track-world-record_x.htm   (266 words)

  
 www.cyclingnews.com news and analysis
Meares, the slower on paper, was able to take one round back from Pendleton, but the English rider came from behind to win the last round.
Meares had twice beaten her sister Kerrie by coming from behind in the semi-finals but the rider from Hitchin was too strong and won easily in 11.822.
In the battle of the siblings, Anna got the better of her sister Kerrie, coming from behind in the final lap with a powerful turn of speed to win the first race.
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 2006 Los Angeles Cycling Classic
Meares secured the top seeding in the sprint with her qualifying ride of 12.11sec and made light work of her rivals to move into a final match up with team mate and fellow Queenslander Chloe McPherson (12.62sec).
Meares then showed her class to down McPherson in two straight heats.
Anna Meares was the fastest women at 12.15 in the
www.usauzziesales.com /2006_los_angeles_cycle.htm   (343 words)

  
 Kerrie Meares
Meares at the age of 19 won a Bronze Medal for her native Australia in the 500-meter event and a Silver Medal in the cat and mouse tactics of the 750-meter sprint competition.
Kerrie and her younger sister Anna Meares started out on a BMX track in a town in Outback Queensland, a coal-mining town with a population of 800 called Middlemount, nicknamed Middle of Nowhere.
The buff Canadian had handily just retired your sister Anna to a Bronze medal and now it was time to take on the big sister to fight it out for the Gold.
www.bikestories.com /meares.htm   (1489 words)

  
 www.cyclingnews.com news and analysis
This is something the elder Meares appreciates a lot as she's been suffering from a back injury sustained approximately three years ago during the Moscow round of the world cup.
World record holder, Olympic gold medallist and sister Anna Meares is now having her battle with a back injury; sustained under different circumstances to sister Kerrie, her recovery was hampered recently with a fall caused by a hay truck.
In terms of their preparations for the 2008 Olympics, Anna and Kerrie Meares are still frustrated and confused over the UCI and IOC's decision to scrap the kilo and women's 500m time trial from the Olympic programme.
www.cyclingnews.com /riders/2005/interviews/?id=anna_kerrie_meares05   (1003 words)

  
 Rockhampton Cycling Club Inc Website
Our own Olympic cycling champion Anna Meares broke her world record for the 500-meter time trial Saturday, taking 0.008 of a second off the mark she set to win gold at the Athens velodrome in 2004.
Anna Meares also teamed with her sister Kerri to win the team sprint event over the German pair of Jane Gerisch and Dana Gloss.
Anna Meares has won the Silver Medal in the 500 metres Time Trial at the 2006 World Track Championships.
www.rockhamptoncyclingclub.com /index.php?pr=News   (2524 words)

  
 Meares breaks own world track cycling record   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Australia's Olympic and Commonwealth Games track cycling champion Anna Meares has set a new world record for the women's 500 time trial.
Meares clocked a time of 33.944sec Saturday to break her own world record by eight thousandths of a second in the final of the event at the UCI track cycling World Cup.
Unfortunately for Meares she will not be able to defend her Olympic crown in Beijing after the world governing body, the UCI (International Cycling Union) dropped it and the men's kilometre time trial from the Olympic track program.
www.turkishpress.com /news.asp?id=151762   (424 words)

  
 Anna Meares breaks 500m time trial world record | Breaking news | Guardian Unlimited Sport   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Anna Meares breaks 500m time trial world record
SYDNEY, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Australia's Anna Meares set a world record of 33.944 seconds for the women's 500 metres time trial at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup at Sydney's Dunc Gray Velodrome on Saturday.
Meares shaved 0.008 seconds off the previous world record of 33.952 she set to win the gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics.
sport.guardian.co.uk /breakingnews/feedstory/0,,-6223442,00.html   (85 words)

  
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 Cycling: Golden time on the track : HindustanTimes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Current world record holder Anna Meares of Australia has won the gold medal in the Women’s 500m time trial, ahead of Commonwealth Games record holder and sister Kerry Meares who claimed the bronze.
Victoria Pendleton of England claimed the silver medal.
Anna’s gold medal ride of 34.326 set a new Commonwealth Games record, ahead of Victoria Pendleton’s time of 34.662 and Kerry Meares time of 35.210.
www.hindustantimes.com /news/181_1651452,001302190001.htm   (150 words)

  
 Meares delivers golden start - Commonwealth Games - Fox Sports
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 Meares breaks own record in 500-meter track time trial - CBS SportsLine.com
Meares breaks own record in 500-meter track time trial
SYDNEY, Australia -- Olympic cycling champion Anna Meares broke her own world record for the 500-meter time trial Saturday, taking 0.008 of a second off the mark she set to win gold at the Athens velodrome in 2004.
Australian Meares, who has been affected by a back injury, set the new mark of 33.944 seconds to win the World Cup track cycling event at the Dunc Gray Velodrome in Sydney.
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 ANNA MEARES - for news on Anna Meares Click Here
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's Anna Meares won gold in the women's 500 metres time-trial at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday.
Anna Meares sets a new world to win gold in the women's 500m cycling time trial.
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Australia's Anna Meares set a world record of 33.944 seconds to win the women's 500 metres time trial at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup at Sydney's Dunc Gray Velodrome on Saturday.
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