Anna Meares was named the queen of sprint two years ago when she won the Olympic gold in the London veldrome. Now she is returning to the same place to prepare for the 2016 Rio games.
Anna will be preparing to make a full race at the Track Cycling World Cup to be held in London during this weekend and also has plans to retire after the Olympics of 2016. The team Australia is ready to go into the meet as they have already topped with the most medals in the first round that was held in Mexico.
In the London Olympic of 2012, Meares won by defeating Victoria Pendleton of Britain with a historic sprint.
Coach Gary West says that the veldrome is very special for Meares. He said that when he first walked in the veldrome on Monday afternoon, the first training session brought out a lot of memories of him and Anna. To be back in the same place has a great feeling as the experience of 2012 was very exciting for Anna who is enjoying the time again in the veldrome.
Meares will be riding the sprint on Friday along with Stephanie Morton. Stephanie had beaten her in the individual final of the Commonwealth Games in July. For this individual sprint, the 31 year old will be competing on Saturday.Gary says that after Rio, Anna’s target is to improve her performances.
Anna’s competition in Mexico brought her the fifth position in sprint and also a bronze for kiering. West says that their goal now is to be better than before. The team Australia has already won three golds in Mexico and hold the top position but they expect not to repeat the same things that have happened in London before.