Patrick Constable

Having picked up a flyer at the 2010 Tour Down Under, former surf lifesaver Pat Constable got into track cycling via the South Australian Institute of Sport talent identification program and has never looked back.

Constable won junior world Championship gold in 2013, secured a AIS scholarship in 2015 and soon after won his first senior national title in the team sprint. He proved he could match it with the world’s best when he won his first World Cup gold medal to start the Olympic year. At his first senior World Championships, just months out from Rio, he combined with Matt Glaetzer and Nathan Hart in the team sprint. The trio went within 0.001 seconds of racing off for bronze but instead finished in fifth.

Constable just missed out on a medal in the team sprint event in Rio after he, Glaetzer and Hart lost the bronze medal race to Russia but 0.155 seconds. He couldn’t match his World Cup heroics in the quarter-finals of the sprint as he bowed out to Kenny while getting knocked out of the Keirin in the repechage round.

Olympic Results

2016 Rio

Keirin - Men
First Round 5
First Round Repechages 5
Final Placing 25 / 27
Sprint - Men
Qualifying 10.010 Q 17
1/16 Finals SKINNER, Callum (GBR) 10.325 R Loss
1/16 Final Repechages 10.363 Q 1
1/8 Finals SKINNER, Callum (GBR) Loss
1/8 Final Repechages 10.456 Q 1
Quarterfinals KENNY, Jason (GBR) Loss
Race for 5th-8th Places 10.740 4
Final Placing 8 / 27
Team Sprint - Men
Qualifying CONSTABLE, P; GLAETZER, M; HART, N 43.158 Q 3
First Round HART, N; GLAETZER, M; CONSTABLE, P NED 43.166 QB 1
Bronze Final HART, N; GLAETZER, M; CONSTABLE, P FRA 43.298 2
Final Placing 4 / 9