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Olympic Information

    Debut

Recent Performances

  • 2nd (team pursuit), 2nd (omnium) - 2012 Track World Championships (Melbourne, Australia)
  • 2nd (omnium), 3rd (team pursuit) - 2012 Track World Cup (London, United Kingdom)
  • 1st (individual pursuit) - 2012 Australian Track Championships (Adelaide, Australia)
  • 1st (omnium), 3rd (team pursuit) - 2011 Australian Track Championships (Sydney, Australia)
  • 2nd (omnium), 5th (team pursuit) - 2011 Track World Cup (London, United Kingdom)

Career Highlights

  • Winning the omnium at the 2011 Australian Track Championships after changing disciplines from track sprinting to track endurance only 8 months prior
  • Winning my first international Kermesse race in Holland, 2011
  • Breaking the Australian record in the U/19 500m time trial and being 0.09 off the World Record as a 16-year-old

Interesting Facts

  • Annette Edmondson began cycling after she was identified by the SA Institute of Sport as having the physical attributes of a cyclist after completing a range of measurements and physical activities at school. She gave the sport a chance and now has multiple Australian and Oceania titles, and is setting her sights on gold in London.
  • After winning multiple junior national and Oceania titles, Edmondson claimed her first senior national title in 2011 in the omnium. She backed up the following year to break the Australian record as she claimed the individual pursuit at the 2012 Australian Track Championships. She went on to take gold in the points race and silver in the scratch race.
  • Edmondson, along with Melissa Hoskins and Josephine Tomic, claimed the world record in the team pursuit semi-final at the 2012 Track World Championships before having it almost immediately broken by the British. The Australians claimed silver behind their British rivals in the final after only riding together as a trio for a matter of months and will be looking to build on their combination to knock off the hosts in London.
  • Edmondson showed her skill outside of the velodrome competing in a number of road races and claiming 2nd in the U/23 division and 3rd overall at the 2012 Road National Championships.
  • Edmonson was just as adept in the classroom as she was on the track, achieving a TER of 99.0 in year 12, and is interested in studying medicine and volunteering in areas of need following a successful track and road cycling career. Edmonson grew up in Malaysia, Oman and Holland because her dad's word, before moving to South Australia at the age of 6. Her brother Alexander is also an accomplished track cyclist who will be alongside side her in competition in London.

Sport

Years on national team

1

Coach

Gary Sutton (2011 - current)
Tim Decker (2010 - current)

Primary Training Base

Adelaide, Australia

Secondary Training Base

Apeldoorn, Holland

Club

Norwood Cycling Club (SA, Australia)

Institute/Academy
Australian Institute of Sport, Adelaide
SA Institute of Sport, Adelaide

Education

Primary

Victor Harbour Primary School & St John's Grammar School (SA, Australia)

Secondary

St John's Grammar School (SA, Australia)

Tertiary

Bachelor of Health Science - University of Adelaide (2011 - )


Cycling - Track Team

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