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Sarah Ulmer and Ron Cheatley, Sydney, 2000

Sarah Ulmer and Ron Cheatley, Sydney, 2000

Cyclist Sarah Ulmer gets some final encouragement from coach Ron Cheatley at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Ulmer, who came seventh in the 3,000-metres individual pursuit at Atlanta in 1996, narrowly missed out on bronze in the same event at Sydney. She went on to win gold at the 2004 Athens Olympics with a world-record time of 3 minutes, 24.537 seconds. Ron Cheatley was the coach for the Olympic cycling team at four Olympic games: Los Angeles in 1984, Seoul in 1988, Barcelona in 1992 and Sydney in 2000.

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Joseph Romanos, 'Olympic and Commonwealth games - Cycling, riding and skiing – 1990s at the Olympics', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 July 2024)

Story by Joseph Romanos, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Jun 2023