Gary Anderson

​​​​(1967 – ) | Cycling

Gary Anderson

Inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame in 2008. Also a member of the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame.

New Zealand’s most prolific international cycling medal winner.​

Won New Zealand’s first ever Olympic cycling medal when third in the individual pursuit at Barcelona in 1992. Also raced at Seoul (1988), Atlanta (1996) and Sydney (2000 Olympics) before retiring after 16 years of international racing.

Toast of the 1990 Auckland Commonwealth Games with three wins and a silver medal. Also two silvers and two bronzes at Edinburgh in 1986 and rode at Victoria (Canada) in 1994. Although selected, a life-threatening accident prevented him from competing in Kuala Lumpur in 1998.

Scored three wins, four seconds and two thirds at nine World Cup meetings between 1997 and 2000 and four wins and a third in Oceania championships.

New Zealand Junior Sportsman of the Year in 1985 and 1986, winner of numerous New Zealand titles and national records. Awarded an MBE in the 1990 Queen’s Honours.

Wanganui Sportsperson of the Year in 1986-87-88.

Inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.​

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