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Dean Woods

Dean Woods OAM (cycling) is a three-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist and one of the famed “Charlie’s Angels” of Australian cycling. Woods had just turned 18 when he was the youngest member of the team pursuit squad that upset the favoured United States quartet to win the gold medal at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympics. Woods, Mike Turtur, Michael Grenda and Kevin Nichols won Australia’s first Olympic gold medal since 1956. Their upset win over the Americans brought the regime of national coach Charlie Walsh to widespread attention and led to the squad’s nickname. Woods then competed at the Edinburgh 1986 Commonwealth Games won gold medals in the 4000m individual pursuit and as part of Australia’s 4000m team pursuit. He added silver in the 10-mile scratch race. Woods competed at the Victoria 1994 Games, winning gold in the team pursuit and bronze in the points race. Across his career, Woods set one world and four national records, won 20 national titles, was victorious at 15 state championships and was a three-time world cycling champion. Sadly he passed away in March 2022 after a battle with cancer, aged just 55.

Sport / Discipline

Cycling - Track

Birth Place

Wangaratta

Birth state

VIC

Date of Birth

22/06/1966

Date of Death

03/03/2022

Edinburgh, 1986

Victoria, 1994

Results History

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