Gary Anderson
MBE
Personal information
Full nameGary John Anderson
Born (1967-09-18) 18 September 1967 (age 54)
London, England

Gary John Anderson MBE (born 18 September 1967) is a former track and road cyclist from New Zealand who won an Olympic bronze medal and three Commonwealth Games gold medals.[1]

Cycling career

Anderson attended four Olympics. He finished third in the 4000m pursuit at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain, and achieved the following placings at his other games:

Anderson won eight medals at the Commonwealth Games, including three golds at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland.

In the 1990 Queen's Birthday Honours, Anderson was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire, for services to cycling.[2] He was also awarded the New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal.[3]

Anderson raced with a heart defect which could make his heart race under stress. He was in top form prior to the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur but was injured in a crash and instead commentated for Television New Zealand. After returning for his final Games in Sydney he turned to coaching and managing.

References

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Gary Anderson Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  2. ^ "No. 52174". The London Gazette. 16 June 1990. p. 30.
  3. ^ Taylor, Alister; Coddington, Deborah (1994). Honoured by the Queen – New Zealand. Auckland: New Zealand Who's Who Aotearoa. p. 46. ISBN 0-908578-34-2.
Awards Preceded byAnthony Mosse Lonsdale Cup of the New Zealand Olympic Committee 1990 Succeeded byAnna Simcic