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March
2015
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Alex Edmondson: Biography of a True Sportsperson

Hold of Four Australian National titles and three time World Champion, Alexander or Alex Edmondson is a young and talented Australian track and road cyclist. He was born above a Chinese Coffee Shop in 22nd December 1993 in Borneo. He grew up in the Netherlands and the Sultanate of Oman and returned to Australia in 1998. Later, he went to St. John’s Grammar School with his sister Annette Edmondson, which is located in the Adelaide Hills.

His Early Life

Alex become the 2nd youngest cyclist and selected for an Australian Olympic Team when he turned 18. He nurtured his skills, practiced daily and participated in the Australian Olympic with his sister. He has achieved a lot at very young age.

A Glimpse of His Professional Career

In addition to this achievements, Edmondson was presented by a scholarship with the Sport Australia Hall of Frame. He also won the South Australian Sports Star of the Year award in 2013. He also participated in the 2014 UCI Track Cycling World Championship in Colombia and won two prestigious World Titles, i.e the Individual as well as team pursuit. A few months later Alex made a history and won the gold medal in the team pursuit at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The Adelaide Advertiser has reported in 2015 that Edmondson had signed his first UCI World Tour Contract with Australian road cycling team Orica-GreenEDGE for both 2016 and 2017 seasons.

He has also recorded a victory in a dual Junior World Championship. He is still making our country proud and encouraging millions of youngsters across the nation. He once said in an interview that

Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error “I know I have achieved a fair bit at a young age, but I want to be remembered as a true sportsman, someone who always gave their all and never forgot those who have helped me achieve my results. I also want to be remembered for making time for younger athletes and being supportive of them. I know from personal experience how much impact having a mentor can have on a young athlete starting out.”

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His Contribution to Our Society

Edmondson is an idol for fans like us. He is not only a true sportsman but also a great human being. He believes in winning battles both on and off the track. His interest towards the community events suddenly increased when he returned from the Olympics. He took time out of this busy schedule and attended local high schools to mentor and encourage students. The positive approach towards life, dedication and consistency towards professional goal and facing problems bravely are some of his lessons which helped many youngsters. He has also been a guest speaker at various events, such as the Australian Cycling Executives, AOC Talk and Cancer Council Breakfast. Being his true fans, we want everyone to know how good he is as a human being as well as an athlete.