Ethan Mitchell

Ethan Mitchell (born 19 February 1991) is a New Zealand track cyclist. He is a multiple-time World Champion, an Olympic medallist, and Commonwealth Champion.

Ethan Mitchell
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Ethan Mitchell (2018)
Personal information
Born (1991-02-19) 19 February 1991 (age 30)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight81 kg (179 lb)

CareerEdit

Mitchell has had a successful career in track sprinting after specialising in the 'standing lap' role of first position in the team sprint. A former junior World Champion, Mitchell burst on to the senior scene as a starter at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, winning a silver medal.[1]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed in the men's team sprint for the national team.[2] That year, he also won a bronze in the men's team sprint at the World Championships, with Sam Webster and Eddie Dawkins.[1] In 2013, the same team won silver at the World Championships.[1]

In 2014, Mitchell, Webster and Dawkins finally won World Championship gold in the men's team sprint.[1] At the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Mitchell won a gold medal in the Men's team sprint and set a Games record with his teammates.[3]

At the 2016 Rio Olympics, he won a silver medal alongside Sam Webster and Eddie Dawkins in the team sprint.[4] That year, the team also regained their World title having been relegated[5] from the competition in 2015.[1] Mitchell won a bronze medal at the 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Hong Kong in the sprint event; the first New Zealander to win a world championship medal in an individual event.[6] He, Dawkins and Webster also retained the men's team sprint title.[1]

At the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Mitchell won Gold in the team sprint event alongside Sam Webster and Eddie Dawkins.[7]

Major resultsEdit

2017
1st Team Sprint, UCI World Track Championships
2nd Sprinters Omnium, Six Day London

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Cycling Track | Athlete Profile: Ethan MITCHELL - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games". results.gc2018.com. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Ethan Mitchell". London2012.com. Archived from the original on 27 April 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2012.
  3. ^ http://www.olympic.org.nz/athletes/ethan-mitchell/
  4. ^ "Sam Webster 12th in individual sprint". Newshub. 14 August 2016. Archived from the original on 22 August 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  5. ^ "BikeRaceInfo Cycling Glossary". bikeraceinfo.com. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  6. ^ "Ethan Mitchell creates New Zealand cycling history at world track championships". The Press. 17 April 2017. p. B6. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  7. ^ Qualifying results