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Matt Glaetzer

Matthew Glaetzer (cycling) can join an elite group in Birmingham where he is aiming to become just the third track rider to win three consecutive gold medals in the same event at the Commonwealth Games. The Adelaide native won the men’s keirin in a photo finish at Glasgow 2014, then successfully defended his title at Gold Coast 2018 in Brisbane’s Anna Meares Velodrome. Glaetzer has also competed at three Olympic Games where he has been unlucky to miss the podium after 4th place in the team sprint at London 2012, Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020, another 4th in the sprint in Rio and 5th in the keirin in Tokyo. Glaetzer was a promising pole vaulter in his early teens but injury curtailed his athletics career. He got into cycling when a teacher suggested he attempt a triathlon. He loved the bike leg and never looked back. Matthew was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in November 2019, underwent surgery and was back on the bike just a month later.

Sport / Discipline

Cycling - Track

Birth Place

Campbelltown

Birth state

SA

Date of Birth

24/08/1992

Age

31

Glasgow, 2014

Gold Coast, 2018

Birmingham, 2022

Results History

GAMES SPORT / DISCIPLINE EVENT / PHASE OPPONENT PERFORMANCE RESULT MEDAL

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Additional Information

Are you a citizen of a country other than Australia? If yes, please provide details?

NO

Education Details:

Current studying Health science and human movement

Club details:

Central Districts Cycling Club

Why did you begin your sport?

To enjoy competitive sport after 2 years of injury (athletics pole vault)

Do you have any pre-competition routines or rituals?

Nil

What is your most memorable sporting achievement?

Team Sprint World Champion 2012. Making 2012 Olympic team at aged 19.

Who is your hero / idol, and why? Have you ever met them?

None

Who has been the most influential person or people in your career and why?

Parents & coach

Do you have any hobbies away from your sport?

Golf

What is your sporting ambition?

Become Olympic champion & do Australia proud.

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