Australia's Anna Meares (in yellow) shakes hands with Britain's Victoria Pendleton after their track cycling women's sprint finals at the Velodrome during the London 2012 Olympic Games - Reuters
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Meares may compete at Rio Olympics

Meares may compete at Rio Olympics

By Eurosport
Last update 21/08/2012 at 18:03 - Published on 21/08/2012 at 18:01
By Eurosport - 21/08/2012 at 18:03

Australia's cycling queen Anna Meares is tempted by the prospect of racing at a fourth Olympics, although the 28-year-old has yet to commit to competing in 2016 after capturing the women's sprint title in London.

"I haven't made a decision," Meares told reporters in Melbourne on Tuesday. "I'm enticed to go to Rio that's for sure."

Meares collected a framed set of commemorative stamps honouring her achievements earlier this month in London, where she also picked up a bronze in the team sprint with Kaarle McCulloch.

Her win came eight years after winning gold in the 500m time trial in Athens and four years after recovering from a broken neck in a crash at the start of 2008 to win a sprint silver in Beijing.

A year off appears the most likely option for Meares, who will not be rushed into a decision on Rio.

"I just want to remove myself from that situation and enjoy life away from cycling, away from this hype and all the fun that comes with it," she said.

"Just competitively, I'll take a break for a little while."

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