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  • March 28th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

cycling-track.jpegVisiting Australians have fared well, topping the Gold Medal tally, with eight wins at the world track cycling titles in the Netherlands.

The sprinter Anna Meares capped the performance with a win in the keirin event, and earlier on the last day of competition  (27.3.11) Cameron Meyer and Leigh Howard won the 50-kilometre Madison.

Most of the titles, fought out at Apeldoorn, were for Olympic events, which Anna Meares described as a “morale booster” ahead of the London Olympics next year.

It was Australian team’s best performance; its previous best in world titles was six Gold Medals.

France and Britain ran second and third overall this time.


Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, “Anna Meares claims third gold medal”, 28.3.11., (28.3.11).

Justin Davis, “Brits unfazed as Australia rule track cycling worlds”, AFP, Paris, 28.3.11. …, (28.3.11).