In rio anna became the first australian athlete to ever win four medals at four different olympic games. Australian story valentines day heroin addiction using remarkable and powerful home video footage, diaries, letters and the contrasting personal accounts of six different family members and friends, the program pieces together the life and death of a boy called guy. This weeks program is about a woman who provided some of australias most memorable moments at the last olympics. Aug 14, 2016 the place of anna meares oam in the pantheon of alltime australian sporting greats is undisputed. Her twin stories a winner on and off the track make for one of the most important.
Australian story know thy enemy part one tv episode 20. The anna meares story is all about the grit and determination of a young woman who overcame major lifethreatening trauma to realise what she had barely been able to dream about. Retired cycling champion anna meares, at kirra beach on the gold coast, speaks about the efforts of the australian commonwealth games track cycling team at the anna meares. May 23, 2016 australian story celebrates 20 years on abc tv twopart anniversary special screens monday 6th and monday th june at 8pm monday, may 23, 2016 abc tvs multiawardingwinning australian story, celebrates its 20th year on air with a twopart special. Meares and her partner nick flyger australias national sprint cycling coach posted a photo with the newborn, confirming the baby girls. May 01, 20 the anna meares story is all about the grit and determination of a young woman who overcame major lifethreatening trauma to realise what she had barely been able to dream about. When the legendary australian track cyclist retired after the 2016 rio olympic games, she held 11 world championship crowns, making her the most successful and decorated female track cyclist in history. But even these statistics fail to fully reflect the magnitude of the 32yearolds successes. A new decade of fascinating, moving and authentic stories sharing the stories of extraordinary australians. Acclaimed biographical documentary series broadcast continuously on abc tv since 1996. Nov 18, 2009 the anna meares story is the story of the grit and determination of a young woman who overcame major lifethreatening trauma to realise what she had barely been able to dream about. Anna meares is one of the australias greatest and most popular olympians. Retired cycling champion anna meares opens up about her new book. Apr 11, 2016 the extraordinary story of 11time world champion anna meares just keeps getting more incredible as details emerge of the threat of pain behind every training session meares does.
Australian cycling champion anna meares has traded her bicycle for a pen to share her story of overcoming significant adversity and change. Australian story is known for its narratorless story telling style where the subject tells their own story in their own words. Meares speaks candidly about her bitter rivalry with victoria pendleton and. Australian story annas amazing vertical leap may 20. Anna has collected 18 gold medals, 16 silver medals and 10 bronze medals at. Anna meares oam is the only athlete in australian olympic history, from any sport, to win individual. In this updated edition of annas story, read how, in march 2011, the australian cycling team, spearheaded by anna, enjoyed a record breaking week at apeldoom in the netherlands, powering to eight gold medals, three belonging to anna.
Later that year, she was awarded the peter lacey award, an award bestowed on queensland academy of sport. The program has featured both famous and previously unknown australians from all walks of life and won numerous awards including logies, walklies, golden tripods and ellies. Anna meares was born on september 21, 1983 in blackwater, central queensland, australia. Champion cyclist anna meares steely gaze earns archibald. The anna meares story paperback january 1, 2009 by anna meares author 4. Australian track cycling legend anna meares wrote on twitter that she was terribly sad to hear of wooldridges death. The only witness part 1 a cyclist found dead on a country road. Anna meares sixth medal elevates her among the great. It was a remarkable comeback from an injury that was both careerthreatening and lifethreatening, but she admits she was initially unprepared to be described as inspirational. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Bright artist phillip barnes has been announced as a finalist in the archibald prize with his pop art portrait of australian cyclist anna meares. A cyclist dead on a country road with very few clues as to who hit him. Jul 06, 2016 cycling legend anna meares will be australias flagbearer at the 2016 olympic games. Cycling great anna meares has announced her retirement.
The anna meares story is the story of the grit and determination of a young woman who overcame major lifethreatening trauma to realise what she had barely been able to dream about. Anna meares claimed a recordbreaking 11th title by winning the keirin and annette edmondson won her second gold of the week in the omnium as australia finished the track cycling world. Anna meares hasnt really received the kudos she deserves for her outstanding talents and allround toughness, and though now she lives in adelaide, we salute her as a true queensland legend. Memorable moments from 20year history of abcs australian. Concluding the twopart story about one man who has killed two people. Against all odds, two country cops track down the driver, only to discover he is connected to. Victoria pendleton loses olympic final as anna meares wins. Anna meares a champion and a true sportswoman anna meares is one of australias favourite sporting heroes and one of the most talented athletes in the world.
Mending had its benefits, but after being the braveheart australian story from the 2008 beijing olympics, where she rebounded from an accident that took her. She is the older sister of olympic champion anna meares in 2002 and after winning 2 x commonwealth games gold medals in manchester, meares was awarded the queensland sportswoman of the year. Aug 07, 2012 victoria pendletons career ended in disappointment as she lost the final of the womens sprint final 20 to australias anna meares in controversial circumstances. Australian story tv series 1996 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Anna meares oam is the only athlete in australian olympic history, from any sport, to win individual medals at four consecutive olympic games. The man was convicted of killing a cyclist on a lonely road but is still to face charges relating to the shotgun death of his wife six years earlier. She currently resides in adelaide in south australia where. Australian story s biggest sporting stories including anna meares, layne beachley, grant hackett and greg norman. Australian cycling champion anna meares announced her retirement after 22 impressive years in the sport, which included six medals across four olympic games. Meares has had a dramatic career, making one of sports greatest comebacks at the 2008 beijing games with a silver medal in the sprint just seven months after she broke her neck in a crash. She is the only australian to have won individual medals at four. Australian story know thy enemy part one tv episode. She is a 4time olympian, 2time olympic champion with 6 olympic medals bronze rio 2016, gold and bronze london 2012, silver beijing 2008, gold and bronze athens 2004, 11 time world champion across four different disciplines and a five time commonwealth games champion and she. The story of her triumphant return to the track after a catastrophic accident has been well documented.
Kerrie meares born 4 september 1982 in blackwater is an australian professional racing cyclist. Jul 11, 2014 bright artist a finalist in the archibald prize. Later that year, she was awarded the peter lacey award, an award bestowed on queensland academy of. Anna meares is considered by many to be the greatest cyclist of all time and in rio became the first australian athlete to ever win four medals in four different olympic games. Anna has collected 18 gold medals, 16 silver medals and 10 bronze medals at olympic, world and commonwealth games level. She currently resides in adelaide in south australia where the australian institute of sports track cycling program has its headquarters at the adelaide superdrome. Anna meares, the unflinching coalminers daughter from central queensland, has dominated cycling for nearly a decade. Australian story presents a twopart special on anna meares, the most successful female cyclist in australian history.
Anna meares is one of australias favourite sports stars and one of the most talented athletes in the world. Australian story 1996 returning for a new season in 2020, the show that puts the real back into reality tv. Australian story torrent download for free on eztv. Australian story is an acclaimed documentary series 8pm mondays on abc. Just months after breaking her neck in a track cycling accident, anna meares stood proudly with her silver medal at the 2008 olympic games in beijing. The 33yearold meares said on sunday she had decided to end her stellar career, highlighted by two gold medals from four olympic campaigns and 11 world championship titles. Anna meares oam is considered by many to be the greatest australian cyclist of all time and made olympic history in rio in 2016 by being the first and only australian athlete to have ever won individual medals at 4 consecutive olympic games. No narrator, no agendas just inspiring documentaries guaranteed to make you think and feel. Anyone who can recover from a lifethreatening neck break to ride in an olympic final seven months later is made of something impressively tough. Book olympics and cycling star anna meares for guest speaking, events, marketing, influencers, fan. The anna meares story national library of australia.
Anna meares goes back on suggestion team gb are cheating. Retired cycling champion anna meares opens up about her new. Please see wikipedias template documentation for further citation fields that may be required. Meet a mother who moved mountains for a son who had a gift that only she could see. The anna meares storywhen courage triumphs over disaster.
Announcing her retirement, australian cycling great anna meares has revealed she needed six cortisone injections through her spine to compete at the rio olympics. Anna meares gives birth to first child, becomes mother. She is the only woman to have completed the event in under 33 seconds. Her story is one of courage and inspiration, tragedy and triumph.
Weve had a lot of people comment on anna meares amazing vertical leap at the end of part two of know thy enemy. May 16, 20 weve had a lot of people comment on anna meares amazing vertical leap at the end of part two of know thy enemy. Australian story ita tells me so behindthescenes monday, august 15 and august 22, 8pm, abc1. Finally, at the 2012 london olympics, anna took on her arch rival, victoria pendleton. The uci is an internationa competition involving all countries and holds a varied amount of events. Anna maree devenish meares oam born 21 september 1983 is an australian retired track cyclist.948 14 965 490 257 503 471 1432 1563 325 1235 396 850 945 995 1478 430 1040 993 363 700 559 995 783 355 1371 962 1203 1161 1120 40