Amy Cure

Amy Cure

Cycling - Track Schedule & Results

(Local) / 05:00 PM 13 Aug (Rio)
Women's Team Pursuit Finals 5-6

4:21.232 (5th)

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(Local) / 11:28 AM 13 Aug (Rio)
Women's Team Pursuit First Round - Heat 3

4:20.262 (2nd)

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(Local) / 04:19 PM 11 Aug (Rio)
Women's Team Pursuit Qualifying

4:19.059 (3rd)

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Athlete Biography

At just 23, Tasmanian Amy Cure is already a multiple world champion, a dual Commonwealth Games medallist and is set to head to her second Olympic Games in Rio.

Cure established herself as one of Australia's future stars claiming multiple junior national track and road titles, along with gold medals and world records at the Junior World Track Championships in 2009 and 2010. She finished 8th in the omnium and 4th in the team pursuit as she made her senior World Championship debut in 2011.

A year later she was selected for her debut Olympic Games in London, however such was the depth in Australia’s team pursuit team, Cure unfortunately did not get a ride.

Cure claimed her first elite World Championship title in 2012 in the points race, a non-Olympic event. In the team pursuit in 2013, she won silver before claiming bronze in the 2014 event. She went on to secure a silver and bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in the non-Olympic scratch race and individual pursuit.

Cure was a part of history at the 2015 World Championships when she lined up alongside Rio 2016 teammates Ashlee Ankudinoff, Annette Edmondson and Melissa Hoskins in the team pursuit. The quartet not only won gold but broke the world record, ending Britain’s four-year dominance of the event.

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Olympic Information

  • 2012 London - 4th (Team Pursuit)
  • 2009 Sydney - 1st (Scratch Race), 1st (Points Race) Australian Youth Olympic Festival

Recent Performances

  • 5th (team pursuit) - 2016 World Championships (London, UK)
  • 1st (team pursuit) – 2015/16 World Cup (Cambridge, New Zealand)
  • 1st (team pursuit) - 2015 World Championships (Saint-Quentin-En-Yvelines, France)
  • 2nd (team pursuit) – 2014/15 World Cup (London, UK)
  • 3rd (team pursuit) - 2014 World Championships (Cali, Colombia)

Career Highlights

  • World Championships France 2015 - Gold and world record - Women's Team Pursuit
  • London 2012 Olympian
  • Commonwealth Games

Education

  • Primary
    Leighland Christian School - Burnie
  • Secondary
    Leighland Christian School - Ulverstone

Training

  • Coach
    Gary Sutton (2010 - current) Ian McKenzie (2014 - current)
  • Club
    Mersey Valley Devonport Cycling Club
  • Institute/Academy
    Tasmanian Institute of Sport
  • Primary Training Base
    Adelaide, Australia
  • Secondary Training Base
    Antwerp, Belgium

Q&A

Favourite food
Smashed Avocado on toast with smoked salmon and a poached egg.
Favourite music
Acoustic
Dream car
Porsche Panemera
Personal Motto
It's finding that one positive out of every negative that makes us stronger
Star Sign
Capricorn
Tattoos/Piercings
tattoo on my ribs" It's finding that one positive out of every negative that makes us stronger"
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
Skiing
First Olympic Memory?
Ian Thorpe winning all his golds.
Most Influential person in your career/life
Why this sport?
Because I love it