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MATILDA Cronin has taken home four gold medals and bro­ken three WA records in the 2016 WA State Ju­nior Track Cy­cling Cham­pi­onships.

The Floreat res­i­dent, a stu­dent at Church­lands Pri­mary School, com­peted in the Un­der 11s age group at the event on Sun­day.

Matilda (9), who took up track cy­cling early last year, com­peted in four main events – a time trial, a scratch race, a sprint and an in­di­vid­ual pur­suit.

She won gold in all of her events.

“I am de­lighted to have done so well in my events and while I was very ner­vous be­fore each race I gave it my best shot,” she said.

“I am look­ing for­ward to con­tin­u­ing my track cy­cling.”

Na­tional Cy­cling Cen­tre WA head coach Amanda O’Con­nor said the cen­tre was com­mit­ted to sup­port­ing girls and boys to de­velop a pas­sion for cy­cling.

“Track cy­cling is a great way to do this as it of­fers ev­ery­one a safe space in which to de­velop their cy­cling skills and in­crease their fit­ness,” Ms O’Con­nor said.

The Na­tional Cy­cling Cen­tre WA runs trial ses­sions open to chil­dren of all ages, school hol­i­day pro­grams and com­mu­nity ini­tia­tives.

Matilda Cronin took up track cy­cling last year.

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