Gary Neiwand

Gary Neiwand proved himself one of the most enduring and dynamic track cyclists ever produced by Australia. A four-time Olympian, Neiwand achieved the rare feat of winning Olympic medals 12 years apart – an accomplishment considered even more remarkable in a power endeavour such as track cycling. The Victorian won medals in three of the four Olympics he participated in: a 1988 bronze in the sprint, a silver in 1992 in the sprint, and bronze in the team sprint and a silver in the kierin in 2000. He also narrowly missed a medal at Atlanta in 1996, placing fourth in his pet event, the sprint. He also enjoyed success at both the world championships and Commonwealth Games. 



Olympic Results

2000 Sydney

Keirin - Men
First Round 2nd
Second Round 2nd
Final 2nd
Final Placing 2 / 20
Team Sprint - Men
Bronze Final EADIE, S; HILL, D; NEIWAND, G GRE 45.161 Win
Second Round EADIE, S; HILL, D; NEIWAND, G LAT 44.745 Win
Qualifying EADIE, S; HILL, D; NEIWAND, G 44.719 Win
Final Placing 3 / 12

1996 Atlanta

Sprint - Men
Qualifying 10.129 1
First Round MARTINEZ ARROYO, Claus (BOL) Win
Second Round VASSOLOPOILOS, Labros (GRE) Win
Quarter Final POKORNY, Eyk (GER) Win
Semi Final FIEDLER, Jens (GER) Loss
1/8 Finals MAGNE, Frederic (FRA) Win
Bronze Final HARNETT, Curt (CAN) Loss
Final Placing 4 / 24

1992 Barcelona

Sprint - Men
Qualifying 10.330 2
Second Round Repechage MAGNE, F (FRA); CHIAPPA, R. (ITA) Win
Quarter Final LOVITO MORALES, Jose (ARG) Win
Semi Final HARNETT, Curtis (CAN) Win
Final FIEDLER, Jens (GER) Loss
Final Placing 2 / 23

1988 Seoul

Sprint - Men
Semi Final Eliminated
Bronze Final (1st)
Final Placing 3 / 25