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Olympic Information

    Debut

Recent Performances

  • 2nd (team pursuit) - 2012 Track World Championships (Melbourne, Australia)
  • 1st (team pursuit), 4th (individual pursuit) - 2012 Australian Track Nationals (Sydney, Australia)
  • 3rd (team pursuit) - 2011 Beijing World Cup (Beijing, China)
  • 1st (team pursuit), 2nd (omnium), 3rd (individual pursuit) - 2011 Australian Track Nationals (Sydney, Australia)

Career Highlights

  • Becoming the Junior World Champion and world record holder in team pursuit in Moscow, 2009
  • Winning the National Championships in the team pursuit every year since 2008
  • Winning bronze in the team pursuit in 2011 at the Track World Cup in Beijing

Interesting Facts

  • Melissa Hoskins began cycling after being picked up as a part of the WAIS Talent Identification Program at the age of 15 and within three years had become an Australian Champion.
  • Hoskins' first national title came in 2008 in the team pursuit, an event she has now successfully defended every year since. She went on to win the U/19 2009 Junior World Championship title, breaking the world record in the process in Moscow.
  • She was a part of the Australian team that won bronze at the World Cup in Beijing in 2011.
  • Hoskins and Olympic teammates Annette Edmondson and Josephine Tomic broke the world record in the semi-final of the 2012 Track World Championships. The record only lasted a few minutes as the British team broke the new record in their semi-final before going on to beat Australia in the final. Tomic also claimed silver in the scratch race, a non-Olympic event.
  • Continuing to compete in road events also, Hoskins finsished the 2012 Jayco Bay Classic 1st overall and took out the U/23 Australian Road Championships.

Sport

Years on national team

3

Coach

Gary Sutton
Darryl Benson

Primary Training Base

Adelaide, Australia

Secondary Training Base

Verese, Italy

Club

Northern Districts Cycling Club (WA, Australia)

Institute/Academy
Australian Institute of Sport, Adelaide
Western Australian Institute of Sport, Perth

Education

Primary

Walliston Primary School (WA, Australia)

Secondary

Carmel Adventist College (WA, Australia)

Tertiary

Bachelor of Sports Science - Murdoch University Western Australia


Cycling - Track Team

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