19-year-old Callum Scotson is heading to his debut Olympic Games where he will be the youngest member of the cycling team in Rio.
Scotson dominated the junior ranks in 2013 and 2014 when he claimed five national U19 titles, including back-to-back team pursuit gold medals, as well as a silver and a bronze in the ten events he competed in. During that period he also was a part of the U19 Australian team pursuit team that won back-to-back World Championship titles.
Graduating to the senior team in 2015, Scotson won the national title before he lined up at his first senior World Championships. Racing alongside Rio teammates Alex Edmondson and Jack Bobridge, Scotson came away from the event with the bronze medal.
He was again a national champion in the event a year later and was determined to climb to the top of the podium at the 2016 World Championships knowing a gold medal would significantly boost his chances of qualifying for Rio. The team qualified second fastest, defeated New Zealand in the first round before knocking off Great Britain in the final by over a second as Scotson’s earned his first senior world title.
A part of a talented cycling family, Callum’s older brother Miles was a part of the 2016 World Championship winning team pursuit quartet but just missed out on qualification for Rio.
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Cycling - Track
4000m Team Pursuit Men
Adelaide, SA, Australia
Evanston, SA, Australia
- Rio will be Olympic debut
- 1st (team pursuit) - 2016 World Championships (London, UK)
- 3rd (team pursuit) – 2015/16 World Cup (Cali, Colombia)
- 2nd (team pursuit) – 2015 Oceania Championships (Adelaide, Australia)
- 1st (team pursuit) – 2015 Australian Championships (Melbourne, Australia)
- 1st (U19 team pursuit) – 2014 World Championships (Cali, Colombia)
- World Team Pursuit Champion 2016 in London. Australian record and second fastest time ever.
- U23 National Road Time Trial Champion, Ballarat, VIC.
- Trinity College, South Australia, Australia
Port Adelaide Cycling Club, Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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