Queensland Sport Hall of Fame

Ms Sara Carrigan OAM

Gunnedah born, long time Gold Coast domiciled Olympic gold medal winning cyclist Sara Carrigan started competitive cycling at age 15 and just two years later, was in her first Australian Team for the 1997 Oceania Championships in New Zealand.

She remained a permanent fixture on the Australian cycling scene for the next 11 years, representing at Olympic and Commonwealth Games and World Cups, with the highlight her Athens 2004 Olympic gold in the Women’s Road Race, after National Championship time trial wins in 2002 and 2003 and gold in the 2003 World Cup Road Race in Australia.

Sara Carrigan was awarded an OAM in 2005 and these days, runs a successful business as coach and owner/ director of Sara Carrigan Cycling, teaching people to ride and become, as she has, “hooked on their bike”.

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