ANNA MEARES, AUSTRALIA
Age 28; Track cycling ( individual sprint, team sprint, keirin) The coal miner’s daughter from Queensland has won three Olympic medals, including a gold in the 2004 time trial event. Meares aims to become the first female cyclist to win four Olympic track medals. Meares likes to paint. Her ‘ modernised image’ of her reaction to winning Olympic gold raised $ 4,600 at an auction in 2010.