Alex Edmonson - Cycling Track
Hi, my name is Alexander Edmondson
I am passionate about Education because I was in your shoes not that long ago. It was these Olympians that spoke to me and first ignited that spark about wanting to be able to call myself an Olympian as well.
Sport: Track Cycling
Lives: Crafers West, South Australia
Olympic Games: 2 - Rio 2016 and London 2012
Olympic Results: 2nd place Team Pursuit, Rio 2016
Primary School: Victor Harbour R - 7 & St Johns Grammar School
High School: St Johns Grammar & Marden Senior College
Favourite subject: PE
Favourite memory from school: Lunch time or leaving school at the end of the day :p
Childhood ambition: Air Force Pilot or work in a zoo
Favourite toy growing up: bicycle
Favourite gadget: My playstation 4 or my phone…yeah my phone!!
Best holiday: With the family to Coffin Bay, South Australia
Band/music/song you love A bit of everything excluding heavy metal!!
Favourite food: Laksa or Chinese dumplings.
Earliest memory: Chasing my brother to the Victor Harbour BMX track when I 5 years old.
Role model / idol: My Granddad
Interests other than sport: Cooking, spending time with my family & my dog Hamish
Football team: Adelaide Crows
Sportsmanship means …. Being respectful in both victory or defeat.
A BIT MORE:
What is one of your greatest memories from the Olympic Games?
For me it was being able to stand on the velodrome with my Mum, Dad, Sister and girlfriend after winning the Silver medal in the team pursuit. It was a very special moment that I will never forget. They had all supported me over the years to get me to this moment, it wasn't just my medal it was ours as a family.
How did you come to participate in your chosen sport? How old were you?
I have always been mad about bikes. I used to downhill mountain bike. But the South Australian Sports Institute came to my school and did tests on us. To much of my surprise it came back that would be suited to track and road cycling!
What is the importance of sport for you in your life? How have you continued living a healthy and active lifestyle since retiring from sport?
For me it’s a way to stay healthy, travel the world, make some of the most amazing friends from all over the world and finally be able to make a living from something that I love! I am pretty lucky to be able to get paid to do something that I love.