Kaarle McCulloch (born 20 January 1988) is an Australian professional track cyclist and four time World Champion in the team sprint. She was part of the Australian sprint team that won bronze at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[2] At the 2010 Commonwealth Games she won a gold medal in the Team sprint and a silver medal in the 500m Time Trial. Kaarle took a break from cycling following the London Olympics due a knee injury, missing the 2014 Commonwealth Games. In 2016 she missed selection for the Rio Olympics due to a contentious decision to send former team mate Anna Meares. Kaarle returned for the 2018 Commonwealth Games winning Gold in the 500m Time Trial and Team Sprint and Silver in the Keiran and Bronze in the Sprint. Kaarle is renowned for being an exceptionally kind-hearted athlete mentoring many junior cyclists.

Kaarle McCulloch
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Personal information
Born (1988-01-20) 20 January 1988 (age 32)
Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)[1]
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Team information
DisciplineTrack
RoleRider
Rider typeSprinter

In her teens Kaarle was a gifted runner competing at the Australian Championships. In late high school her step-father Ken Bates introduced her to track cycling. She rose through the ranks quickly eventually competing at the UCI Junior Track World Championships. Not just talented on the bike she performed exceptionally well in her final year of school scoring in the Top 10% and has a university degree in PDHPE teaching.

PalmarèsEdit

2006
Australian National Track Championships – Juniors
1st 500m Time Trial
1st Sprint
3rd Keirin
2nd Team Sprint, Australian National Track Championships, Adelaide – Elite
3rd Track World Championships, Ghent – Juniors
Oceania Games
3rd 500m Time Trial
3rd Sprint, Oceania Games
2007
2nd Team Sprint, World Cup, Los Angeles
Australian National Track Championships
3rd 500m Time Trial
2nd Team Sprint
Oceania Cycling Championships
3rd Sprint
1st Keirin
1st Team Sprint
1st 500m Time Trial, European Championship
2nd Team Sprint, World Cup Sydney
2008
3rd Team Sprint, World Cup, Los Angeles
2009
1st Team Sprint (with Anna Meares), 2009–2010 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics, Manchester
1st Team sprint, 2008–09 UCI Track Cycling World Ranking
2010
1st Team Sprint, Track World Championships
Commonwealth Games
1st Team Sprint
2nd 500m Time Trial
2011
1st Team Sprint (with Anna Meares), UCI Track World Championships
2012
3rd Team Sprint, Olympic Games
2nd Team Sprint (with Anna Meares), UCI Track World Championships
2013
2nd Sprint, Invercargill
2014
Oceania Track Championships
1st   Team Sprint (with Stephanie Morton)
3rd Sprint
2015
Oceania Track Championships
1st   Sprint
1st   500m Time Trial
2nd Sprint, Super Drome Cup
Melbourne Cup on Wheels
3rd Keirin
3rd Sprint
2016
Oceania Track Championships
1st   Sprint
1st   500m time trial
ITS Melbourne DISC Grand Prix
2nd Keirin
3rd Sprint
3rd Sprint, ITS Melbourne Grand Prix
2017
Oceania Track Championships
1st   Team Sprint (with Stephanie Morton)
2nd Sprint
2nd Team Sprint, UCI World Track Championships (with Stephanie Morton)
US Sprint GP
2nd Keirin
3rd Sprint
2nd Sprint, ITS Melbourne – DISC Grand Prix
ITS Melbourne – Hisense Grand Prix
2nd Sprint
2nd Keirin
Austral
3rd Keirin
3rd Sprint
3rd Keirin, Fastest Man on Wheels
3rd Sprint, Keirin Cup / Madison Cup
2018
Commonwealth Games
1st Team Sprint (with Stephanie Morton)
1st 500m Time Trial
2nd Keirin
3rd Sprint

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://results.gc2018.com/en/cycling-track/athlete-profile-n6028620-kaarle-mcculloch.htm
  2. ^ "Kaarle McCulloch Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 23 June 2017.

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