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Michael Grenda

Michael Grenda



Olympic History

Los Angeles 1984

Career Events

Cycling Track Mens 4000m Individual Pursuit

Cycling Track Mens 4000m Team Pursuit


Michael's Story

Cyclist Michael Grenda became Tasmania’s first Olympic champion when he teamed with Kevin Nichols, Michael Turtur and Dean Woods to win the men’s 4000m team pursuit in 1984. The previous year, Grenda had spent three weeks in a German hospital after a horrendous accident while competing. His powerful finish was a feature of Australia’s remarkable run in Los Angeles. He also raced in the 4000m individual pursuit at the Games, being unlucky to be eliminated by the eventual gold medallist, American Steve Hegg, in the quarter-finals.

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