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Georgia Baker



Place of Birth



Perth, Tasmania

Junior Club

Northern Districts 

Olympic History

Rio 2016

Tokyo 2020

Career Events

Cycling Track Womens Madison

Cycling Track Womens Team Pursuit

Team Pursuit - Women


Georgia's Story

Fast Facts

Sport: Cycling – Track 
Event: Endurance 
Olympic History: Rio 2016; Tokyo 2020
Year Born: 1994 
State Born: Tasmania

About Georgia

Georgia Baker was destined to be a sporting success, but as a junior athlete growing up in Launceston, her sport of choice was unclear.  

The all-round athlete achieved a black belt in taekwondo at nine years of age and also competed in swimming, netball and triathlon, where she represented her state.

Her cycling career began after she attended a talent identification session at her primary school and was identified by the Tasmanian Institute of Sport.

She was soon crowned junior world champion and set herself the goal of becoming an Olympian.   

By 2016, Baker was already a multiple junior world title winner, she first competed at the elite level at the 2016 UCI Track World Championships, where she finished fifth in the Team Pursuit and was a sprint win away from the podium in the points race. 

The promising results allowed the Tasmanian to realise her Olympic dream, however, a training crash on the eve of the Rio 2016 Games cruelled Australia's chances of a podium finish in the Team Pursuit.

Gallantly, Baker lined up in all three of the team’s rides as they eventually defeated Italy to claim fifth.  

Baker experienced another setback in 2017 when she was diagnosed with an abnormal heart rate (supraventricular tachycardia). The condition was caused by an overactive nerve around her heart and occurred two years after her father died of a heart attack, aged 44. 

Although non-life threatening, the then 23-year-old underwent surgery in an effort to prolong her cycling career.

Two weeks after surgery, she was back at training and less than a year later she won gold in the Team Pursuit at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.  

 At the 2019 World Championships, Baker teamed with Ashlee Ankudinoff, Alexandra Manly, Annette Edmondson and Amy Cure to win the Team Pursuit and also won silver with Cure in the Madison.  

During the 2019-20 World Cup season, Baker excelled with three Madison gold medals and Team Pursuit gold and silver.   

At the 2020 World Championships, the Australian team was unable to defend its world title, finishing fifth in the Team Pursuit and individually Baker finished 14th in the Omnium.

Tasmanian Georgia Baker formed part of Australia’s women’s team pursuit which finished fifth in Tokyo.

Baker rode all three rounds including qualifying in which the Aussie quartet posted the seventh fastest time, as well as their remaining races against Italy and New Zealand which they won both.

She also teamed up with Annette Edmondson to compete in the first ever Olympic women’s madison where they finished the 120-lap race in seventh place behind Great Britain’s Katie Archibald and Laura Kenny who won gold.

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