Congratulations to Sam for taking out the 2016 WAIS athlete of the Year. 20-year-old cyclist, Sam Welsford burst onto the scene in 2016 winning his first senior track title in Adelaide, in the men’s individual pursuit. His performances led to selection on the national team at the 2016 Track World Championships in London, where he and the Australian team pursuit squad, stormed home to win gold over hosts Great Britain. GB would reverse the result in Rio, with Welsford and the Australians taking silver, with the second fastest time in history, behind the world-record breaking Brits.
See his career here.