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The passing of former Olympian and legendary Australian track coach Gary West has led to the inevitable tributes and also reminiscences about his character and his work in the sport. The Advertiser has published an article looking back at his career.
Here’s an excerpt:
Moments after Anna Meares raced to her second Olympic gold medal by beating arch rival Victoria Pendleton on home soil, West was there to catch her and help her off her bike.
He had not only masterminded the win with a plan dubbed ‘Know The Enemy’ which involved using one of Meares’ male teammates at training to replicate the tactics Pendleton would use on race day, but he also saved Meares’ career.
And more than once too, as she recovered from the physical trauma of a broken neck in 2008 and near career-ending back injuries, and the emotional pain of a broken marriage. When she beat Pendleton in London, Meares was in tears and West probably was too, if you could see through the lenses on his glasses.
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