Teresa Poole

Teresa "Terri" Hilda Poole, OAM[1] (born 28 January 1964)[2] is an English-born Australian Paralympic tandem cyclist with a vision impairment. She was born in the English city of Manchester.[2] She competed at the 1996 Atlanta Games, where she won two gold medals in the Women's Individual Pursuit Tandem open and the Women's Kilo Tandem open track cycling events, for which she received a Medal of the Order of Australia.[1] Her pilot was Sandra Smith. She competed in the Women's 50/60k Tandem open event for road cycling but did not medal.[3] She received an Australian Sports Medal in 2000.[4] In 2001, she held five world records in tandem cycling.[5] She was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder in 1996 and 1997.[6]

Teresa Poole
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Teresa Poole (left) with gold medals at the 1996 Summer Paralympics
Personal information
Full nameTeresa Hilda Poole
Born28 January 1964
Manchester, United Kingdom
Team information
DisciplineTrack & Road
RoleRider
Medal record
Track cycling
Paralympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta Women's Individual Pursuit Tandem open
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta Women's Kilo Tandem open
IPC Track and Road World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1994 Hasselt Women's Time Trial B & VI
Gold medal – first place 1994 Hasselt Women's Individual Pursuit B & VI
Gold medal – first place 1994 Hasselt Women's Sprint B & VI
Gold medal – first place 1994 Hasselt Women's Road Race B & VI
Two women riding a tandem bicycle
Australian cyclists Sandra Smith (pilot, on front) and Teresa Poole (visually impaired, on back) race their tandem on their way to one of their two gold medals on the track at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Poole, Teresa". It's an Honour. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Australians at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics: Cyclists". Australian Sports Commission. Archived from the original on 20 January 2000. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Athlete Search Results". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Poole, Teresa: Australian Sports Medal". It's an Honour. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Survival: the women's team". Sixty Minutes. 11 February 2001. Retrieved 18 September 2011.
  6. ^ Excellence : the Australian Institute of Sport. Canberra: Australian Sports Commission. 2002. ISBN 1-74013-060-X.