Scott’s Gold Medal Story

 

Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Madison Men Final Mc Grory Scott / Aitken Brett

Sydney 2000
Olympic Games
Madison Men Final
Mc Grory Scott / Aitken Brett

Had the pleasure to speak with my first idol, my old sports director and now friend, Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Mcgrory. I was lucky enough to be there the night Scott and Brett won the Gold Medal in the Madison at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. This was before I really even knew what cycling was, let alone track cycling. From this night on I wanted to be a cyclist, and so the rest is history. But the story behind the gold medal has never been told to me, and I thought it would be interesting to find out what was behind my inspiration that started me in the sport of cycling.

 

 

9 comments

  1. Gary Tilley · February 13, 2016

    Great interview Mitch. Been around cycling for a while & I new part of Scooters story but to hear him tell it I had a tear in my eye. Must be getting soft tin my old age

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  2. trevor collens · February 13, 2016

    Great to hear Scott’s story, I was there at the Velodrome covering the track racing during the 2000 Olympics, one of the highlights of my career a a photographer, what a fantastic, exciting night. Got this pic of the crash in the final laps: http://trevorcollens.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Portfolio/G0000o3Uia4_OWHI/I0000bRBqmqWClXc

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  3. trevorcollens · February 14, 2016

    Great to hear Scott’s story, what a compelling tale of what he and Brett both went through in the lead-up to the Sydney Olympics. I was in the Dunc Gray velodrome the night of the madison win (I’m a news photographer)and exprienced an exciting, thrilling night and one of the highlights of my career so very happy to hear the story behind it. Got this pic of the heart-stopping crash in the final laps http://trevorcollens.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Portfolio/G0000o3Uia4_OWHI/I0000bRBqmqWClXc

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  4. Gerard Knapp · February 14, 2016

    Excellent interview, Mitch, and thank you, Scott, for sharing so much. You and Brett were phenomenal that night. Day 5 Sydney 2000 is still the best night of track cycling I’ve been to at DGV. (I should also thank my mate, Roger, who queued out in the sun for hours that day to score the last remaining unclaimed tickets.)

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  5. René · February 14, 2016

    Great to hear the story told by Scott. He’s a hero of mine as well. It’s worth writing about. I think you’re fantastic Scott (you too Mitch)

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  6. Sheila · February 16, 2016

    What an amazing interview – don’t really know much about the Australian cycling scene – listening form Canada (but stumbled across Mitch’s podcast through the Orica Backstage Pass videos). Scott’s tale would be compelling listening for anyone trying to achieve any sort of goal. Kudos to Scott and his wife, his Olympic teammate and Mitch for sharing the story.

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  7. jackseph · February 22, 2016

    Great podcast.

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  8. Daniel · March 6, 2016

    Enjoy the podcasts thoroughly, thank you.

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  9. Awesome interview Mitch !!!
    Thanks Scott – inspirational stuff mate ( & kudos to your wife ! )

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