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Anna Meares

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:03 am
by Sprinter
If you're in Australia get your hands on the 5-page special I wrote on Anna Meares in today's Adelaide Magazine (in the Advertiser in Adelaide) pic.twitter.com/ycqA7lR6
I see British tabloid The Mirror has called Meares "the Broomstick" - I beg to differ. Here's the behind the scenes vid for the Adelaide Mag story http://video.adelaidenow.com.au/2248399 ... olden-Girl

Re: Anna Meares

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:38 pm
by bikewithnoname
She's an awesome rider, her battles with Pendleton over the years have been epic. I look forward to seeing them borh in action in a couple of weeks

Re: Anna Meares

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:38 pm
by Weenie

Re: Anna Meares

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:51 am
by legsrburnin
For me this battle will be the biggest rivalry of the games.... BRING IT ON!

Go Anna!

Re: Anna Meares

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:37 pm
by jasjas
round one (sort of :oops: ) to Pendleton :D

Re: Anna Meares

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:41 pm
by MattSoutherden
That final looked really odd for Meares. She looked so comfortable in the heats, and then when Vicky kicked in the final, Meares went backwards like she'd dropped anchor. I wonder if she's ill? :noidea:

Hope she makes the final with Vicky in the sprint. That's would be cool.

Re: Anna Meares

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:57 pm
by bikewithnoname
I'd say that's game-set-match Meares.

A fair relegation in race 1 followed by average tactics from Pendleton in race 2. Australia's Gold medal count has just increased by 50%!

nice work Anna!

Re: Anna Meares

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:41 pm
by artray
I love Anna , just awesome . Congrats To Vicky .So fast in the earlier rides just got a bit overcome with it all once she got DQ . Both great olympic champions .

Re: Anna Meares

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:24 pm
by MattSoutherden
Even as a hugely partisan fan of GB and Vicky, I'm happy for Anna that she has come away from this Olympics with a gold medal.

Re: Anna Meares

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:16 am
by konky
Superbly strong and muscular performances by both these cycling babes. Like MattSoutherden I'm also British and a massive GB fan but well done Anna. In London they were equal rivals and deserved to end up with equal golds. Both riders are noble winners.

Re: Anna Meares

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:18 am
by Antoine
I think Pendleton was faster but Meares used good tactic in both rounds, too bad Baugé hadn't done the same against Kenny...

In the first she touched or went very close to Pendleton thus having her to rebalance and change her line .

In the second she made her nerveous and Pendleton started her sprint too early.

Re: Anna Meares

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:05 pm
by konky
The thing is individual track sprint is all about tricking, intimidating and general rough stuff. Vicky knows this and she should have held her ground. I wanted Vicky to win but Anna got the better of her within the rules so deserved to win.

Re: Anna Meares

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:05 pm
by Weenie

Re: Anna Meares

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:45 pm
by Straff
Gordon, nice vid of Anna. Is your article available online? I'd love to read it.