GARRY Sutton has proved the Australian women’s cycling team can win gold after Anna Meares knocked out sprint queen Victoria Pendleton in a superb display of speed and tactics.
Sutton who is appearing in his fifth Olympic Games has had his ups and downs in London with a bronze going to Annette Edmondson and a bronze in the women’s team sprint.
Unfortunately they just missed out on a medal in the team pursuit placing fourth.
Meares defeated her opponent 2-0 with the weight of a nation on the Queenslander’s shoulders.
The women’s track cycling endurance team is made up of Amy Cure, Annette Edmondson, Kaarle McCulloch, Anna Meares, Josie Tomic and Melissa Hoskins.
Sutton, who hails from Moree competed in the 1976 and 1980 Olympics, and commentated cycling for the BBC at Athens and Beijing.
His brother Shane Sutton has also had a good run with the British Cycling Team leading the medal tally with nine medals, followed by Australia with five medals.
Great Britain take out four of the top five medal winners.
Members of Shane’s team Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny and Laura Trott all have two gold medals and Victoria Pendleton has one gold and one silver.