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Sarah Ulmer

Full name: Sarah Elizabeth Ulmer
Gender: Female
Height: 5'6" (167 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: March 14, 1976 in Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Country: NZL New Zealand
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Sarah Ulmer became the first New Zealand to win an Olympic cycling gold when she was victorious in the women’s individual pursuit in Athens in 2004. She was the daughter of a New Zealand champion road cyclist of the 1950s, Gary, whose father Ron competed in track cycling at the Empire Games in Sydney in 1938. As an 18-year-old, Ulmer won the pursuit and points race at the junior world championships in Ecuador and was second in the pursuit at the Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Canada. She won the pursuit gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in 1998 and 2002. Ulmer was seventh in the pursuit at the Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996 and fourth in Sydney in 2000 when an abdominal complaint hampered her preparation. She set a world record for the pursuit when winning the world title in Melbourne in 2004 and further reduced the record in qualifying in Athens, and again in the final when she recorded 3:24.537.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1996 Summer 20 Atlanta Cycling Women's Individual Pursuit, 3,000 metres New Zealand NZL 7
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Cycling Women's Individual Pursuit, 3,000 metres New Zealand NZL 4
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Cycling Women's Points Race New Zealand NZL 8
2004 Summer 28 Athina Cycling Women's Individual Pursuit, 3,000 metres New Zealand NZL 1 Gold
2004 Summer 28 Athina Cycling Women's Points Race New Zealand NZL 6

Women's Individual Pursuit, 3,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1996 Summer 20 Atlanta Cycling New Zealand Quarter-Finals Heat Two 2 3:45.761
1996 Summer 20 Atlanta Cycling New Zealand Qualifying Round 6 QU 3:43.176
1996 Summer 20 Atlanta Cycling New Zealand Qualifying Round Heat One 1 QU 3:43.176
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Cycling New Zealand Final Round Match 3/4 2 3:38.930
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Cycling New Zealand Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 overtaken
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Cycling New Zealand Qualifying Round 4 QU 3:36.764
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Cycling New Zealand Qualifying Round Heat Six 2 QU 3:36.764
2004 Summer 28 Athina Cycling New Zealand Final Round Match 1/2 1 WR 3:24.537
2004 Summer 28 Athina Cycling New Zealand Qualifying Round 1 QU/WR 3:26.400
2004 Summer 28 Athina Cycling New Zealand Qualifying Round Heat Six 1 QU/WR 3:26.400

Women's Points Race

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank LM PTS LG
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Cycling New Zealand Final Standings 8 same lap 9
2004 Summer 28 Athina Cycling New Zealand Final Standings 6 8 same lap