When Sarah Ulmer decided to become a cyclist, she had the job ahead of her to live up to her family's achievements. Her grandfather, Ron, represented New Zealand as a track cyclist at the 1938 Empire Games and her father, Gary, was a national road and track champion.

But Sarah Ulmer did her family traditions proud and became New Zealand's first Olympic cycling gold medallist when she won the 3000m individual pursuit at Athens in 2004.

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Sarah's Games History