Kaarle McCulloch (cycling) is six-time Commonwealth Games medallist. In her debut at the 2010 Delhi Games, McCulloch claimed gold in the team sprint and a silver medal in the 500m time trial, and at the 2018 Gold Coast Games McCulloch produced an impressive campaign featuring four medals with dual gold in the team sprint and time trial. McCulloch has been in two editions of the Olympics, with her debut being at the London 2012 Games where she paired up with Anna Meares to take bronze in the team sprint event. McCulloch’s decorated career also includes being a four-time world champion and a 15-time national champion. Between 2009 and 2011, McCulloch and Meares won three straight world crowns in the team sprint, including breaking the world record in 2011. In 2014, McCulloch took a break from the sport due to an injury and was selected as a reserve for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. However, McCulloch came back stronger than ever winning gold, silver and bronze at the 2019 World Championships. McColloch made the switch from athletics to cycling when she was 17 and quickly rose through the ranks, representing Australia at the 2006 UCI Junior Track World Championships. At the conclusion of 2021, McCulloch made the decision to step away from the bike and is now looking forward to being a part of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games in a non-athlete role.
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Education in Human Movement, CSU
St George CC
Why did you begin your sport?
Forced by step father as owned a bike shop, but ended up loving it
Do you have any pre-competition routines or rituals?
Listen to trance music with noise cancelling headphones
What is your most memorable sporting achievement?
Bronze medal at London 2012
Who is your hero / idol, and why? Have you ever met them?
Ben Kersten as he won gold in 1km time trial in 2006 comm games
Who has been the most influential person or people in your career and why?
Mum and step father for making her start the sport, and Sean Eadie (coach)
Do you have any hobbies away from your sport?
Studying to escape, and visiting family
What is your sporting ambition?
Win 4 gold medals at comm games 2018, and win gold at 2020 Tokyo Olympics