Participants

Gracie ELVIN

Gracie ELVIN
    Cycling Road
Birth Date:  31 Oct 1988
Place of Birth:  CANBERRA
Country of birth:  AUS
Age:  29
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  175
Weight (Kg):  63

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
CRD Cycling Road Women's Road Race 22

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Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
Year Location Race Rank
2014 Glasgow, SCO Road Race 6

Olympic Games
Year Location Race Rank
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Road Race 49

World Championships
Year Location Race Rank
2017 Bergen, NOR Road Race 23
2016 Doha, QAT Road Race 92
2015 Richmond, VA, USA Road Race 60
2013 Tuscany, ITA Road Race DNF
2012 Limburg, NED Road Race 72

Hobbies

Mountain biking, walking, cooking, reading, movies, fashion, magazines, music, learning Italian (gracieelvin.com, 23 Feb 2018)


Occupation: Athlete, student, communications director (gracieelvin.com, 23 Feb 2018; cyclingnews.com, 6 Jan 2018)
Education: Science at University of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Languages spoken: English
Other sports

Athletics, horse riding, cross-country mountain biking (gracieelvin.com, 23 Feb 2018)


Injuries

Two operations and physio on right hand after it got caught in her front wheel, while riding at more than 40km/h in 2009. Right shoulder, grade 5 disolcation in 2010. (gracieelvin.com, 23 Feb 2018)


Ambition: "Represent Australia at Olympic Games and world championships. I also want to be a good role model to younger riders coming through the sport and be able to help them." (gracieelvin.com, 23 Feb 2018)
Additional information

CONTROVERSY
Cyclist Kimberley WELLS (AUS) called Cycling Australia's (CA) decision to select five women for a 2017 World Championships road race, instead of filling the seven spots on offer, "highly sexist". Chloe HOSKING (AUS) and Rachel NEYLAN (AUS) successfully appealed the decision, after a full men's team was selected. ELVIN thought the issue caused damage. "I'm not going to lie, the drama surrounding the women's team has taken a toll on many of us. I tried to use my frustration in a positive way and focus on the goals ahead. We were really happy that Chloe and Rachel appealed to stand up for what was fair, and were even happier when they were successful. All I can say is the timing and communication of the process could have been managed better." (smh.com.au, 7 Sep 2017, 22 Sep 2017)


CHANGE
Wants to see the gap between the pay for top female cyclists and all female cyclists reduced. "Women’s cycling has the potential to be one of the leaders in global women’s sport. The success of women’s tennis can be a great example of how a unified body can push for change and prove the audience is there. The financial opportunities are endless, given the right platform and not stalled in the hands of a few." (cyclingnews.com, 6 Jan 2018)


ALLIANCE
One of three founding members of the Cyclists' Alliance, with former cyclists Iris SLAPPENDEL (NED) and Carmen SMALL (USA), established in December 2017. A collective voice for professional women cyclists. (cyclingnews.com, 6 Jan 2018)


WORST CAREER MOMENT
Injuries provided the lowest moments of her career. "Two major crashes: one in 2009 where I smashed my right hand when it got caught in my front wheel at over 40km/hr and required two operations and physio; and the other in 2010 where I managed a grade 5 dislocation of my AC joint in my right shoulder requiring an operation and lots of physio." (gracieelvin.com, 23 Feb 2018)


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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