28 April 2016
The Anna Meares Way at State Sports Park, Gepps Cross has been unveiled by the Port Adelaide Enfield Council. The previously unnamed public road now acknowledges Anna’s outstanding achievements and her continuing high performance involvement in track cycling.
Anna Meares is one of Australia's favourite sporting heroes and one of the most talented athletes in the world. She is a 3-time Olympian, 2-time Olympic champion with 5 Olympic medals (Gold and Silver – London 2012, Silver – Beijing 2008, and Gold and Bronze - Athens 2004), a ten time world champion across four different disciplines and a five time Commonwealth Games champion.
This tribute is a wonderful accolade as she approaches her final preparation for the 2016 Olympic games.
(Image: Courtesy Cycling Australia)
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